We understand that your home is a big investment and you want to protect it at all costs. Although homeownership may seem like it comes with never-ending to-do lists, there are things you can do to maintain the health of your pipes. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the measures you can take to prevent pipe damage and the importance of regular pipe maintenance.
Get To Know Your Pipes
First, it’s important to educate yourself. As a homeowner, you should know where your pipes are located (both inside and outside) and how to shut off the water to your home from the main source.
- Check The Roots Around Your Sewer Lines
Tree roots will penetrate even the slightest crack in your sewer line and the consistent supply of water will cause the roots to expand to fill the pipe, and consequently, cause more damage. If you see root damage, it’s important to contact a professional. Saving you stress and time, a professional will make sure that the job is done right.
- Replace Aging Pipes
Depending on the type of material used, the installation, and the water composition, pipes can last anywhere from twenty to one hundred years. If your home is older than thirty years, a pipe inspection is a good idea. This way, you’ll be able to replace them before they’ve caused too much damage.
- Only Let Certain Items Down Your Drain
Backed-up water caused from clogs stresses your pipes and shortens the lifespan. To prevent clogs, it’s important to keep food scraps out of kitchen drains, hair out of bathroom drains, and anything but human waste and toilet paper out of toilets. Let only small food scraps go in your garbage disposals and never add cooking grease or oils, and fibrous, stringy or hard food scraps.
- Prevent Freezing Pipes
Freezing temperatures are the most common cause of burst pipes. When water freezes, it expands, which can cause the pressure inside the pipe to increase until it bursts. Although we don’t get many freezing days in Florida, it’s important to make sure you insulate both hot and cold water pipes with pipe sleeves or heat tape if you know the temperatures are going to drop significantly.
- Schedule Regular Pipe Maintenance
Scheduling annual or biannual maintenance for your pipes helps preserve your system. Having a professional team assess every year also prevents large problems from developing, or getting worse. If any damage is found, it can be fixed quickly.
Our team at Pipelining Technologies understands how important your home is. As the leader for cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining in South Florida, we have the tools and training to diagnose and repair damages in your sewer line. Our award-winning services have been featured in news articles, industry publications, and even a reality TV show that highlights the nation’s most innovative trenchless providers. Learn more about our team and request a quote today.