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Tips for Protecting Your Pipes During Spring Cleaning

Cleaning gutters.

Tips for Keeping Your Plumbing Healthy and Efficient

Your plumbing system's health is essential to your home's overall well-being. And this spring, you can take matters into your own hands with help from our team at Lloyds Plumbing.

From keeping your pipes clean to maintain your drains, you can take several steps to keep your plumbing running smoothly and efficiently.

This blog will provide seven tips for keeping your plumbing healthy, from cleaning out gutters to scheduling regular drain cleaning services.

Clean Your Gutters

Clogged or overflowing gutters can cause severe damage to a home's foundation and landscaping, but they can also affect the plumbing system. Ensure you keep your gutters clear by regularly removing debris blocking the water flow from the house.

Schedule Drain Cleaning

To keep clean drains, you should schedule regular cleaning services to prevent clogs and other drainage issues before they start. A professional plumber can use various methods, such as hydro jetting, to ensure your drains remain free and clear of blockages or buildup.

Clean Off Your Roof

Another way to keep your plumbing healthy is by regularly cleaning off your roof throughout the year. If you live in an area that gets a lot of rain during certain times of the year, like spring, then you should check for any buildup of dirt and debris on top of your roof, as this could cause water damage if left unchecked for too long.

Clear Areas Around Sinks

Kitchen sinks often get clogged with food particles, grease, and other debris that accumulates over time due to everyday use in cooking. Regularly clear these areas using safe cleaning supplies and ensure that debris from food, dirt, hair, and other particles don’t clog the drains.

Clear Areas Around Toilets

Toilets are also prone to clogging due to buildup caused by hair, soap scum, paper towels, wipes, and more. To help keep them clean and free-flowing, we suggest checking inside toilets for any obstruction or buildup that could be causing blockages or slow-draining toilets over time.

Clear Areas Around Tubs and Showers

Bathtubs and showers are susceptible to clogs due to hair buildup from shampooing/conditioning and soap residue from showering/bathing activities. These areas should be cleared out every few weeks with a snake tool if necessary for these areas to remain clean.

Check Pipes For Leaks and Cracks

Checking pipes for leaks and cracks should be done once a year at least, as this helps reduce potential damages caused by hidden water leaks within walls and floors.

You should check all accessible pipes, faucets, and fixtures within their homes as soon as possible. Hence, they know what needs repairing right away instead of waiting until problems arise, which could lead to expensive repairs down the line.

Replace Old Fixtures When Necessary

Another great tip for keeping your plumbing healthy this spring is to replace old fixtures when necessary. They may leak or malfunction over time due to wear and tear from constant use. Replacing these fixtures with new ones every five years or so will help ensure everything remains in working condition, so there won't be any surprises down the line.

Have A Professional Plumber Inspect The System Yearly

Lastly, it's always a good idea to have an experienced professional plumber from Lloyds Plumbing inspect the entire system every one or two years to make sure everything is functioning optimally. Having someone who knows what they're doing take a look at things periodically will catch minor problems before they become major headaches, saving you money in costly repairs later on. Schedule your appointment today by calling us at (805) 495-8766.
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