At Westside Plumbing we’ve seen almost every cause of leaks or pipes burst in residential plumbing. What homeowners don’t know is that most of their residential piping problems could have been avoided. Here are some things you can do to prevent pipe damage in your home.

Ways To Avoid Common Causes Pipe Of Pipe Damage

  • Hair: One of the main causes of drains clogging is excess hair. The best ways to prevent hair from going down tub or shower drains is purchasing a drain cover. Try to clean them after each shower or bath to prevent a clog from forming. Try to avoid brushing, pulling, cutting hair over drains, as well as washing animals indoors. You can purchase these drain covers from your local hardware store.
  • Grease: Clogged drains due to a greasy buildup are a common reason for calls to the plumber. The first thing you can try is to purchase a product from the hardware store made just for this purpose. These products often work wonders and will have your drains flowing freely in a short time. An even cheaper remedy to do preventively is to periodically pour boiling, soapy water down the drains to help reduce the greasy buildup. If you find that despite your best effort your drain wont come unclogged or clogs back up repeatedly it is time you contact your plumbing contractor.
  • Frozen Pipes: In the winter frozen pipes is a very common cause of pipes bursting. This is something you want to completely avoid because it is one of the trickiest problems to fix in the worse weather conditions. If possible, make sure your pipes are heated or insulated. This will prevent them from freezing. Another tip to make sure they don’t freeze is to keep a close watch on the weather. If the weather report is calling for sub-zero temperatures, then you’d be wise to turn your faucets on in each room before you go to bed to just a slow trickle/drip. The water moving through the pipe will prevent the pipe from freezing.

If your drain does end up getting clogged, there are proper plunging techniques you can try before calling a plumber. If those don’t work call Westside Plumbing at 317-445-8399. One of our house plumbing contractor will gladly assist you with any residential plumbing concerns and services. In addition to being great residential plumbing contractors, we also offer commercial plumbing services, water heater installation and repair, sump pump services, bathroom remodeling, and kitchen remodeling services to meet the needs of our Plainfield IN clients.

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