Maintenance tips for your pipes

Maintaining your pipes properly and on a regular basis helps to prevent any issues from occurring. You don’t need a plumbing license to maintain your pipes. It is relatively easy to maintain your pipes as long as you’re doing it the right way. 

  • Be cautious of what you put in your drain: Putting something that shouldn’t be going down the drain is one of the most common ways to create a clog in your drain and pipes. Avoid putting grease, coffee grounds, nuts, and eggshells down your drain.
  • Clean your showerhead: From time to time your shower head gets clogged with dirt which forces your pipes to work harder. An easy way to clean your shower head is to remove it and soak it in vinegar overnight. 
  • Check your pipes for leaks: Over time your pipes corrode which weakens the connections and can lead to a leak. A good way to check if you have a leak is to look at your water meter. Write down the reading and then don’t use any water for an hour. After an hour, check the water again and see if it went down. If it went down, there is a leak.