Home Plumbing

Maintaining your home’s plumbing updates

Neglecting to update your plumbing can lead to many unwanted problems in the future and as such, you should always be on the lookout for signs that your system is getting dated. Whether you’re looking to renovate or you’re preparing your home to be sold, you’re going to want to be sure that the upgrades you make to your plumbing are effective and long lasting. It’s essential to hire a skilled plumber (in Hamilton, Burlington and other parts of Southern Ontario A Rescue Rooter is always available) for efficient and high quality service.

Signs you should upgrade 

There are a few warning signs to look for that indicate that your plumbing might be outdated:

• Signs of wear on exposed pipes such as leaks, bumps and discolouration
• Water discoloration
• Low water pressure
• The age of your pipes

These signs should not be ignored, as they can lead to major issues. Leaks can cause rot and mould, whereas water discoloration may result in mineral deposits, which can increase the pressure in the pipe and potentially cause it to burst. Therefore, if you experience any of these, you should contact a residential plumber immediately.

Maintaining your pipes
If you’ve already undergone renovations, there are several preventive measures you can take to avoid issues with your new residential plumbing. Always use strainers over your drains to prevent debris from accumulating and clogging the pipes, and avoid getting grease and oil into the sink, as these are difficult to clean and can create clogs. Clean your drains regularly, either using enzyme-based pipe cleaners or a cup of baking soda and vinegar. To prevent pipes from freezing, make sure that they are insulated during the winter months. Finally, get your plumbing inspected by a plumber regularly. This way, problems will be caught early on and won’t develop into anything serious.

Hiring a plumber in Hamilton
If you’ve decided that it’s time to update your plumbing and are looking for plumbing services in Burlington or Hamilton, A Rescue Rooter is the place to go. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team of plumbers provide high quality repairs and will have the job done in no time. Contact us here to make an appointment today.

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