bathroom plumbing tips

Are you dealing with leaky faucets or pipes, clogged toilets, or is your water heater running cold? Don’t worry! Hemphill Services can fix all of these plumbing services issues for you in no time.
In this blog, we are going to share some preventative measures that you can take so that your plumbing issues do not get out of hand.

Watch For Leaking Faucets

Dripping faucets can waste a lot of water and can really add to your water bill. What’s more, if you don’t get them fixed, they will only continue to get worse. Soour advice is, fix it now, and save yourself money and the annoying “drip, drip.”

Unclog Slow Drains

Is water draining slowly in a sink or bathtub? Slow draining water causes many issues, not the least of which is dirt and debris that was meant for the drain to be allowed to collect in the sink. It is recommended to unclog stuck debris from drains before things really get out of hand. It’s easier to remove now before it gets really bad. One helpful tip is to use a mixture of vinegar and hot water to clear a slow drain. Repeat this process every few months.

Check All Exposed Pipes And Appliances For Water Leaks

Your water heater and washing machine can be the source of some of the most damaging leaks. Make sure to maintain your appliances in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements. Watch out for visible signs of a leakage –water stains on walls and ceilings, mildew, or pooling water around the unit.

Watch For Leaks Around Bathtubs And Toilets

If you notice a leak around a bathtub or toilet, it’s important to quickly ascertain where the leak is coming from. If the leak is coming from the valve seat, be sure to repair it as soon as possible. If left unrepaired, it can lead to all sorts of additional problems, including moisture behind the walls and underneath the floor. This, of course, can quickly compromise your home’s structure. You can also contact Hemphill Services, for plumbing services of all kinds, if you’re not sure about the extent of the leak

Other Things To Consider:

1. Be careful what you wash down the drain or flush down the toilet! Make sure not to flush or pour anything that can be reactive.

2. Check the water pressure. You can maintain water pressure in your faucets by adding a pressure regulator.

3. Remove and clean your showerhead, clearing out any sediment that may have accumulated.  You will be amazed how you can improve water pressure by simply cleaning out shower head sediment.

4. Regularly check all hoses and pipes, as well as where they connect, for signs of wearing, cracks, or leaks. Replace your hoses if necessary.

Performing these preventative measures can help you to avoid more serious plumbing issues. Remember to contact Hemphillservices for all your plumbing services and repair needs or for assistance with regular maintenance.