5 Plumbing Tips for Tyler, TX Homes | Roto-Rooter

5 Plumbing Tips for Tyler, TX Homes | Roto-Rooter

To keep your home’s plumbing running at peak performance, routine maintenance is required. As with anything that gets a lot of use, power can decline over time.  Plumbing issues can vary from backups to inefficient water flow and beyond. Roto-Rooter’s simple at-home maintenance tips listed below will ensure that your home’s plumbing will be working like new for years to come.

Helpful Plumbing Tips

  • Educate Yourself

When trying to identify a plumbing problem, it is best to understand your home’s plumbing as a whole. Getting the bigger perspective can help you address individual maintenance issues including understating your water heater, toilet tank, exposed pipes and so much more. Once you have a better understanding of your home plumbing system, it will be easier to assess whether you can address the issue yourself or need to call a plumbing professional at Roto-Rooter of Tyler.

  • DIY

There are many instances when a repair person is not needed and in those situations it’s often best to  do-it-yourself. From unclogging a toilet or repairing a leaky faucet to insulating your pipes during the cold winter months, many of your plumbing repair issues can be done easily on your own.

Think insulating your pipes sound intimidating? Think again! Simply purchase foam insulation sleeves from your local Tyler hardware store and fit the sleeves around your pipes- simple as that. There are plenty of jobs that are quick and easy fixes that you can do yourself at home. Whether you have DIY questions or would like to schedule on-site service from a Roto-Rooter plumbing professional, we are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including holidays and when you need us most!

Maintaining your Drains

Drains are often susceptible to blocking and require routine maintenance and attention to keep them running properly. From clogs and backups to lack of water flow and more, your home’s drains are more sensitive than you might think. Roto-Rooter offers these simple plumbing tips to protect your drains and maintain your home’s plumbing and performance:

  • Garbage disposal: To keep your garbage disposal from clogging, avoid putting fibrous foods (that can cause tangling and backups) like lettuce, potato peels and carrots down the disposal. Avoid putting non-food items or foods that increase in size with water down your disposal (like pastas, rice and other grains).

  • Shower and bath drains: Remember that human hair can easily clog a drain over time. Be sure to place a hair catcher over your drain to prevent blockage. Do you already have a backup? Use a clog dissolving product to help resolve the issue.

Address Maintenance Issues

While some issues often go away on their own, when it comes to plumbing they rarely do. Addressing issues early on can help to avoid plumbing emergencies, costly repairs and increased utility bills. Prevention is key when working with your home’s plumbing. If you are more inclined to do-it-yourself, Roto-Rooter also offer simple online tips and plumbing basics to help you to maximize your plumbing’s efficiency throughout your home.

Call in the Plumbing Professionals

Whether you have home maintenance questions or you need to call in an expert for plumbing service or repair of any kind, your local Roto-Rooter plumbing professional of Tyler is equipped to handle all of your residential plumbing needs

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