Homeowners rarely think about their home’s plumbing systems until something bad happens. However, maintaining your plumbing systems will prevent you from having plumbing issues in the future. If you follow our tips to maintaining your plumbing, you may prevent yourself from needing a Brownsburg plumber to come to your house for a plumbing emergency!

Clogged drains are a very common reason homeowners need a plumber. Drains can clog from grease, hair, and other substances other than water that go down the drain. Make it a habit to clean your drains bi-monthly to prevent hair clogs. Grease build-up can also be prevented. Simply collect your grease in a jar and throw it out with trash instead of down the drain. If your drain has become clogged with hair or grease, you can try pouring boiled, soapy water down the drain. This can help break up substances and wash them down the drain. There are also unclogging drain products you can purchase in local hardware stores.

Frozen pipes are another common reason homeowners call their local plumber. Insulating or heating your pipes will prevent them from freezing during the winter. Allowing your water to drip from the faucet during extreme cold weather will keep the water moving in the pipes. Since the water is moving, it will help to prevent the pipe from freezing. Homeowners should also disconnect drains and hoses outside of the home. Make sure to turn off any valves connected to the outdoor faucets to prevent freezing pipes.

Maintaining your home’s plumbing system may seem bothersome at the time, but it will save you a lot of trouble in the long run. If you are experiencing plumbing issues in your residential or commercial building, contact Westside Plumbing. We offer plumbing, water heater repair, and sump pump installation services in Brownsburg, Indiana and the surrounding areas.

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