How to Prevent Plumbing Emergencies

As much as you can do to prevent it, there will come a time when you have some type of plumbing emergency. Knowing what to do when this occurs and how to spot the problem areas is an important skill and one which can minimise the damage to your home. As emergency plumbers in west London, we have to deal with these incidents, and we will always be on hold to lend a hand. However, it is equally important to know what types of regular maintenance should occur to prevent these situations in the first place:

  • Conduct regular maintenance

It’s important to carry out regular maintenance checks to make sure your plumbing is in tip-top shape. Look out for obvious signs like tears or leaking. You should also check your valves and heaters for functionality, too.

  • Watch what you wash down your drain

As emergency plumbers in West London, we see the same problems occurring time and time again. Often, it’s putting substances like food waste and oil down the drain that can have a detrimental impact on your plumbing and increase the risk of blockages and mould. Whenever possible, try and save things like that for the bin.

  • Consider getting a food waste disposal unit

An effective alternative, if you are concerned about food waste in your sink, is getting a waste disposal unit. They are efficient, save on cleaning up any mess and can help prevent the risk of food blockages in your pipes.

  • Clean your gutters

Gutters are an area that is so often forgotten when it comes to plumbing maintenance. However, they play a crucial role in directing and maintaining a safe flow of water from your roof. Blocked gutters can quickly cause a build-up which can then pose the risk of water damage to your home.

  • Clean your shower, bath and sinks regularly

Showers and sinks are often the most common locations for a build-up to occur. A combination of hair and greasy or dense shower products can easily lead to a plumbing issue down the line. Drain un-blocker is a simple, quick and easy way to avoid calling out an emergency plumber. Maintaining a clean shower, sink and bath will improve the functionality of your drains.

If you think there might already be a build-up clogging your drains, you should hire a professional drain maintenance company to carry out water jetting. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact the best emergency plumbers in West London: Heywood Heating!