The plumbing system serves as one of the backbones of your home structure. As with electricity, without good and effective wiring and cabling, electrical supply will impede. Likewise, with plumbing, any leak, damaged pipe, clog, or huge obstacles will not only hamper everyday tasks but will deliberately damage your water system if not fixed immediately.

Plumbers Portsmouth’s commitment to safety plumbing

Plumbers in Portsmouth understand that the integrity of the plumbing structure can only be trusted if periodical checkup is done. Since homeowners could not sometimes feel the need for a major maintenance checkup, these reliable electricians believe that with a little knowledge at home, minor fixes will prevent major damages.

These three tips coming from the horse’s mouth are crucial to the overall safety of your plumbing system and should be noted as part of your preventive maintenance for your plumbing health and safety:

  1. Slow-moving drains are signs of problematic pipes; check them before they break or stop the flow of water. When water pours, it flows down fast. Small bits of waste are unnoticeable when they go down the drain. Always be careful of what you are pouring down the drain. Toilet and sink drains have similar function but have pipes with different routes. With so many things that can be flushed down, including hair, soap scum, grease, vegetable bits, crumbs, etc., as long as they are not dissolvable, will clog your drain and will build up along the lining of the pipes. When they harden, it is a more complicated job to do. Same with the toilet, never flush anything other than waste and paper toilet. Sometimes, experts do not recommend flushing toilet papers on the toilet as some paper materials are not quick to melt. Just have a little common sense, the drain is not like a stomach that whatever you take in, it will eventually “dissolve.” Your draining system is not a digestive system!
  2. Check for pipe damages. You can suspect when there’s something wrong in the appearance of the walls where the pipes run through. If you are not aware where the hidden pipes are installed, asked your building contractor for these locations so when you run a maintenance check, especially during rainy days, you know where the leak is coming from. Downspouts from the roof also have routing pipes that meet the ground and the sewage system. With the pipes hidden beneath the walls, you can only see if there’s a leak when there’s discoloration on the wall, a mold buildup, and a wet surface all the time.
  3. Orient yourself of the sewer system. If you have an ample understanding of how your sewer system works, it easier to inspect the lines and trace the root of damage. You may never know there could be bigger problems that are blocking the major flow of water down the drain. Using a snake periodically will help the sewer clear at all times.

More complex drainage problems could be encountered in every day. Keeping this information essential will help you achieve a healthy plumbing system. Always seek help from your trusted plumbers in Portsmouth. It’s their lifetime dedication to help residents with their plumbing needs. Call them on 02393 960126 if you need further information.