Sudden plumbing problems in your Jackson, Mississippi, home can be expensive and inconvenient. When left untreated, issues with plumbing can cause water damage and microbial growth. That can increase asthma and allergy symptoms or lead to other health problems. Fortunately, you can save money and avoid emergencies by scheduling regular maintenance, adding drain screens and checking your water pressure.
Maintain Your Plumbing Regularly
Regular plumbing maintenance can help you prevent unpleasant smells and poor indoor air quality. You can avoid a drippy faucet or a long wait for hot water as well. Have your sewage pipes, septic tank, water heater and all your other fixtures checked by a professional at least every few years. You should also have your pipes examined for hidden leaks if your water bill increases suddenly.
Use Drain Screens
Hair, food scraps and other objects can clog your pipes. Metal drain screens will catch anything that’s too big to go down your drains. They come in a variety of sizes, and they’re inexpensive. Just remove debris regularly to prevent bad smells and keep your drains working well.
Even if you have a garbage disposal, you should use drain screens and put any leftover food in the trash before you wash your dishes. Let your water run while you use your disposal, and avoid pouring grease down the drain. Objects like banana peels or bones can damage your disposal.
Check Your Water Pressure
High water pressure can cause leaks, waste water and lead to additional wear on your pipes. With low water pressure, everyday tasks like showering and cooking become difficult. Residue often builds up in older pipes and causes this problem. Low pressure could also come from a significant leak or a problem with your local utility. You can measure your water pressure with a hose bib gauge, and a professional plumber can adjust it if necessary.
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