Tips for Avoiding Various Plumbing Repairs [infographic]

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At Fix the Drip! Plumbing Company, LLC, we understand that some plumbing repair situations are simply unavoidable. However, each of the plumbing fixtures in your home has its own functional lifespan that can be extended with proper care, or you can at least avoid premature failure. Here are various fixtures in your home and tips for preventing the need for a plumbing repair.

Tips for Avoiding Various Plumbing Repairs [infographic]

  • Water heater- The best way to avoid plumbing repair on your water heater is to have us flush the tank annually to remove sediment. During this maintenance visit, we will also check the internal components for signs of a problem.
  • Sewer lines- There are several things you can do to keep your sewer lines in top condition, including regular drain cleaning, avoiding planting deeply rooted trees or plants near the lines, and controlling what is flushed and sent down the drain.
  • Faucets – Faucets vary widely in quality, so the best way to avoid repairs is to have high-quality faucets and other plumbing fixtures installed to begin with.
  • Pipes- You may get very little advance notice of a pipe issue, but you can have an annual inspection done to learn if you have pipes that are nearing the end of their functional life that should be replaced to be proactive.
  • Sump pump- Regular maintenance is essential for sump pumps to ensure they function when you need them to avoid water damage to your home.
  • Garbage disposal- To avoid garbage disposal repair, use a cover to keep items from inadvertently falling in and learn what food items should not be put into the disposal.