Sink & Drain Cleaning Is What Plumbers Recommend
Sink maintenance is on the low list of priorities for most homeowners. The sinks in your house just don’t seem to play as big a role as more high-profile items like your roof or windows. However, being part of the plumbing system, your sinks are important, and they need your attention just like other elements in your house.
Maintaining your sinks can actually prevent some pricey plumbing setbacks and other problems. Here are just a few of the benefits that sink maintenance can have for your home:
Reduce The Cost Of Plumbing Services
One of the most immediate impacts that regular sink maintenance can have is that it can reduce your need for costly repipe repair. Your sinks can easily become clogged with hair, soap scum, grease, and even food scraps, depending on whether the kitchen is in the sink or the bathroom. The clog can put undue pressure on your pipes, which can cause them to burst or just to have a slow leak. That can cause extensive water damage, as well as plumbing damage.
You can prevent such plumbing problems by keeping your drains clear and getting regular sink maintenance, including tightening all connections. If you ever do get a clogged drain, call a plumber to clear it. Commercial drain cleaners can do more harm to your pipes than good.
Decreasing Your Health Risks
Sinks can be pretty gross. You wash your dishes in your sink, which deposits old food, grease, and grime in the basin and the drain. You shave, brush your teeth, and wash in your bathroom sink, which can leave behind hair, body fluids, soap scum, and more. Both can become breeding grounds for bacteria – not to mention for flies and other pests.
You can reduce this health risk to your family by keeping the sink cleaned out (and disinfected) and by keeping the drains free. Again, if you get a clog, call in a plumber as soon as possible. Not only will you protect your pipes from any damage, but you will also minimize the debris that provides food for bacteria and pests, thereby reducing the health risk to your family.
Extending The Life Of Your Plumbing
Any kind of maintenance on your plumbing will work to extend the overall life of your plumbing. Your plumbing faces a lot of threats from the constant exposure to water (which can cause rusting and corrosion), the minerals in the water, clogs, temperature changes, and more. Routine maintenance ensures that your pipes remain free of debris so that they can function properly, and it ensures that pipes have tight connections.
Sink maintenance involves the same tasks. Your plumber will ensure that there are no clogs, that all the connections are tight, and that the pipes do not show signs of corrosion. If any problems are noted during routine inspections and maintenance, your plumber will perform repipe repair as needed. Those fast repairs will reduce the spread of damage and will protect the integrity of your system. That will extend the life of your plumbing and save you a lot of money.
Include sink maintenance as part of your planned plumbing maintenance (and your whole-house maintenance). Keep it clean with routine disinfecting, and be sure to block the drains so that hair, food, and other debris don’t get inside and clog the pipes. Schedule a routine inspection so a plumber can ensure that all fittings are tight and that there is no sign of trouble. You can get additional maintenance suggestions from your plumber based on the particular type of sink you have, as well.
Contact Us For Our Recommended Pipe Repair Services In California
The repiping plumbers at Integrity Repipe in California are ready to step in if you are experiencing problems with your sink or other plumbing. We can perform fast repipe repair if your pipes have become corroded, if you are experiencing a leak, or if you are having other plumbing problems. We also offer whole-house repiping if your system has aged out or become neglected. We can help you find the best plumbing material for your home, such as PEX piping, which is resistant to corrosion and other types of common plumbing problems. Call us today to schedule a consultation with a repiping plumber and learn more.
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