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Preemptive Plumbing—Taking Proactive Steps to Avoid Plumbing Catastrophes

Proactive-Steps

You only call a plumber when there’s an emergency, right? Or if you are planning new construction or a major remodel? Not necessarily!! A regular maintenance and inspection plan can help you minimize the risk that something devastating will happen. Here are some of the things you can do on a regular basis to protect your home or business.

Your Fixtures

Faucets, valves and fixtures all have a number of parts. The plastic and rubber gaskets and other components can turn brittle, making them susceptible to breakdown. Metal components can accumulate mineral deposits. Here are some guidelines:

  • Check all faucets at least once a year for evidence of leaks or rust. Repair or replace as necessary.
  • Open and close water supply and shut-off valves on a regular basis—these components often stay in the same position unless there’s an emergency. This can make them brittle and subject to cracking.
  • Soak your faucet and shower heads overnight in vinegar to clean mineral deposits

Your Drains

A clogged drain can cause a bigger mess than a broken water pipe. Here are some steps you
can take to minimize the risk that you’ll have a sewage backup in your home:

  • Make certain all drains—shower, sink and floor—have strainers that prevent large items from blocking the lines
  • Don’t overuse your garbage disposal—Garbage disposals are really designed for scraps and items that easily break down. Put large items in the trash barrel.
  • If you don’t use a drain very often, pour a bucket of water into it on a periodic basis. It will keep the trap full of water and minimize odors in the house

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Dallas, Texas 75206
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We offer plumbing installation and repair services to individuals and businesses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Coppell, Garland, Mesquite, Addison, Kessler Park, Farmers Branch, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and Lewisville.

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