Your plumbing fixtures are the lifeblood of your home, making sure that you have constant access to clean water for cooking, cleaning, and sanitary purposes. Replacing them or constantly having them serviced can end up costing you a lot of money, so a lot of our customers ask how to get the most out of their plumbing. Here is how to extend your plumbing’s life.

First, always have regular preventative maintenance

This should go without saying, but we have to repeat just how important this is. A plumbing inspection, checkup, or visit every year or more will do wonders for your home’s plumbing performance. Getting the most out of your plumbing fixtures requires constant care and a trained set of eyes.

Install a water softener

Whether or not you need a water softener depends on a few different factors, but they can never hurt. In fact, they usually do a lot of good. Your faucets and pipes, as well as your appliances can be heavily affected by hard water (water that is full of minerals and other deposits). A little doesn’t do much, but over time they can result in burst pipes, destroy your faucets or hurt the performance of your appliances. Extending the life of your plumbing starts with the water that flows through them.

Learn what can and cannot go down the drain

The majority of our customers at some time or another have a clogged drain, and it is usually because they had no idea what was safe to put down it. Don’t run into this problem. Extending your plumbing system’s life could depend on it. The clogs and other issues that result from pouring certain materials down the pipes ruin home plumbing systems daily. For example, don’t throw leftover food, cooking oils, butter, or thick sauces into your sink – it will cause you issues over time.

Getting the most out of your fixtures will save you time and money in the long run. You don’t want to have plumbers at your house weekly. A lot of our customers ask us how to extend the life of their plumbing, and we tell them these quick tips go a long way. Priority Plumbing has been around long enough to know what it takes to keep your home’s plumbing working efficiently, so contact us today and let us know how we can help.