Plumbing Maintenance Tips March 10, 2020 While most of us would agree that the plumbing in our homes is important, it’s easy to overlook niggly things that need doing or to fall behind on maintaining it. This is understandable as the weeks are busy and by the end of each day plumbing maintenance is the last thing on most people’s mind! However, keeping on top of things by following these simple tips is both quick and easy - and can save you hassle and expense further down the line. #1 Keep your drains unclogged It’s very easy for showers and bath drains to get clogged with hair and other debris that get caught in them over the months. Cleaning around your plug hole every week when you clean your bathroom helps, but nevertheless your drain is likely to still get clogged and you may notice water draining very slowly at points, or your shower tray holding water while you are in it. To tackle this, simply pour a mix of hot water and vinegar down your plug hole when this happens, and clean away any hair and gunk you can reach near the top. This should immediately improve how it drains away water. #2 Be on the look-out for leaks Leaks are never fun to deal with, and as well as causing damage to your home they also waste water and can cause an increase in your bills. The earlier a leak is spotted, generally the less damage it causes, so regularly check around your washing machine, sinks, toilet, shower and bath to see if there is any water escaping. If you notice any, call your local plumber who can investigate and arrange for the leak to be fixed. Doing this as soon as you can should minimise damage caused. #3 Service your boiler This is an easy tip to keep up with as it only needs doing once a year and the only work you need to do is make a phone call or send an email to arrange it! Gas boiler services are carried out by Gas Safe registered engineers and are one of the best ways to keep your central heating system healthy. Plumbing maintenance and repairs in West Sussex The team at Pipeline Plumbing Services Ltd are experienced plumbers and Gas Safe registered heating engineers, covering the areas of Storrington, Pulborough, West Chiltington, Petworth, Fittleworth, Ashington, Billingshurst, Coldwaltham, Findon, Steyning and Horsham. If you’d like help with your plumbing or heating maintenance just let us know. You can call us on 01903 740538 or 07871 725133, email us at email@example.com or send us a message online.