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4 Tips for Maintaining Your Home's Plumbing System

Save money and water with the help of these handy hints

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Photography: Vincent Coscolluela

Maintaining the home's plumbing system is of utmost importance as this ensures adequate water supply all throughout the house.

It is essential that you know how to fix minor leaks and deal with clogged drains. Being able to fix basic problems can save you time, money, and effort! Let these tips guide you.

Keep these tips in mind:

Clean drains with baking soda

If you have a clogged drain at home, you may use a homemade cleaning solution. Mix a half cup of baking soda with vinegar. Pour the solution down the drain, cover it and leave as is for a few minutes. Doing this prevents clogging as well as removes dirt from the pipes. 

Repair leaks immediately

Leaky faucets not only waste water, it may also cause mold or mildew growth. To fix leaky faucets, turn off the water supply at the valve under your sink or the main water pipe. Check if your faucet has a worn-out washer or O-ring. Reassemble accordingly once done. 

Click here for the complete step-by-step guide.

Inspect pipes regularly

Inspect the areas of your home with water pipes to avoid leaks. You can ask a plumber to check your space monthly, too. You may also schedule a regular checkup of all faucets and showerheads to see if they are working perfectly.

RL Tip: Flush the toilet at home and check if it fills properly. Watch out for leaking sounds, too! 

Use fixtures frequently

Rarely used showers, sinks or toilets can damage your pipes! Keep pipes in tip-top shape by allowing water to circulate. Run the water in an empty guest bathroom once in a while, to keep the pipes in good working condition.

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