Plumbers Will Help with Preventive Maintenance
The Jersey City plumbers who work for Roto-Rooter are friendly and ready to assist with your plumbing repairs. They respond to problems any time of the day or night, seven days a week. That means that if your pipe suddenly bursts in the middle of the night, you can count on a plumber to show up to fix it, while most people are still in bed, fast asleep.
Broken and clogged pipes cause unhappiness. There is nothing more stressful than seeing your basement transformed into a swimming pool in the middle of the night. Sadness also sets in when you flush the toilet and water backs up, spills over the toilet bowl, and flows onto your floor. Even having a toilet plunger nearby cannot always prevent a small flood.
Preventive maintenance is a good idea for the pipes and fixtures in your home. Here are a few ideas to get you started on a preventive maintenance program for your home:
- Avoid putting anything into your drains that will clog a pipe. Some of these include grease, food, trash, and sanitary supplies. Most kitchen clogs are caused from the wrong items being placed in the food disposer. Keep peelings, eggshells, rinds, and large portions of leftover food out of the disposal. As a rule, only use the disposal for scraping plates before loading the dishwasher.
- If your toilet water backs-up or flushes very slowly, chances are there is an obstruction in the trap. If the toilet plunger does not solve the problem, use a short pipe snake to push the obstruction through. In severe cases, it may be necessary to remove the toilet and extricate the obstruction from the bottom. While your toilet is not mounted on the floor, it is a good time to replace the wax seal. A new one can be purchased at your local hardware store.
- Change your water heater tank anode every few years. This part protects your tank from corrosion and replacing it will lengthen the life of your heater. It is also a good idea to flush your heater tank every few years. Sediment and calcium build-up from hard water can drastically reduce the efficiency of your system.
Our Jersey City plumbers are standing by to assist you with your complicated plumbing problems. They will provide you with a detailed estimate of materials and labor costs so there are no surprises.