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Tips for Your Plumbing System

Posted on May 1st, 2014

Think of how many times a day you use a part of your plumbing system–whether it’s taking a shower, going to the bathroom, washing your hands, washing the dishes, or doing the laundry. It’s a lot, right? Your home’s plumbing system is essential to your quality of life and yet it is usually taken for granted. Taking good care of your plumbing system can decrease the amount and severity of problems you will experience in the future. Below are some great tips you can use all year round to make sure your plumbing system is always in tip top shape.

Not So Draining

One of the most common plumbing issues is clogged drains. It may be convenient to put everything down your garbage disposal, but it comes at a hefty price. Avoid putting coffee grinds, grease and harsh chemicals down the garbage disposal as much as possible.

Less Pressure is Better

Having a shower with high water pressure feels great after a stressful day at work. However, strong water pressure can do damage on your plumbing system over the years. A bib gauge is a quick fix that can help subdue the water pressure in your shower. They can be purchased at a local hardware store for about $10.

Softer Water

Hard water has a high mineral content. This kind of water can not only irritate your skin, it can also cause problems for your entire plumbing system. Here at Plumbing Medic, we are very familiar with the latest water softening techniques. We can implement a water treatment solution that perfectly suits your particular home and lifestyle.


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