What is the most valuable part of your home? There are a lot of ways to answer this question. For some, value might come from sell price; the worth of the home is determined on an appraiser’s clipboard and takes into account nothing but rooms, square footage, and acreage. For others, value might come from a home’s location. A farmer probably wouldn’t want to live in a tiny condo in the middle of a giant city, and, likewise, a city person probably wouldn’t have much interest in a farmhouse in the country.
And finally, for some, the value of a home comes only from the days lived there, the memories made there, the dreams built there. However, no matter what the most valuable part of your home is to you, it’s a sure bet that the plumbing is next on the list.
We rely on plumbing for so much. Think of what you do on an average day at home. How many times do you turn on the sink? The shower? Do you wash the dishes, do the laundry, give the dog a bath? That’s all because of the plumbing in your home. Unfortunately, like anything that we rely so heavily on day in and day out, plumbing can suffer from wear-and-tear, resulting in clogged pipes, grease build up, and countless other small issues. If not properly taken care of, these small issues can quickly become big ones–and, with the number of things in the home that rely on efficient plumbing, a big problem can cause serious damage. Luckily, there are easy ways to take care of your plumbing.
Taking Care of the Plumbing
So, how can you protect and care for your home’s pipes? Here are a few quick tips!
- Strainers. Strainers or traps can be placed on the drains of sinks, tubs, and showers to keep build-up and clogs from causing a problem. This small proactive measure will prove capable of stopping big issues in the future.
- Hot water. Hot water works wonders for countless ailments, but did you know that it can also be a wonder-cure for your plumbing? Running hot water down the drain for about ten minutes can help loosen clogs and eliminate buildup, ensuring that your home’s pipes are protected.
- Chemicals. There are aisles upon aisles of chemical cleaners at the store, and though they may promise quick results and easy steps, these cleaners should only be used if nothing else can maintain or fix a plumbing problem. Harsh chemicals aren’t good for humans, pets, or pipes.
- Experts. If you run into a plumbing problem that seems particularly stubborn or complicated, it’s time to call in the experts. Our reliable Boise Plumbers have the answers to your questions and the solutions to your problems.
Interested in more home plumbing tips? Looking for Boise plumbers? Contact us today!
By Tim Smith
Published: February 08, 2016