Regularly checking your home’s plumbing system can help you minimize the cost, effort and time it takes to resolve any issues that might come up, whether taking some preventive measures or calling in your plumber in Dubai for timely resolution. Here’s a handy guide as to what you should be on the lookout for:
In the Kitchen
A clogged drain is one of the biggest plumbing issues in the kitchen. Make sure you always dispose of food particles and grease properly (which is not down the sink!) and use a sink strainer. Frequently run hot water and dishwashing soap down the kitchen drain to avoid buildups. You can also use mild drain cleaners or a plunger to unclog the sink if required.
Plus, check for leaks all around the sink, including the faucet, aerator, pipes and the garbage disposal (if you have one). If you see anything, calling in your plumber in Dubai at this stage will not cost you a lot than if you let the problem persist. Also check the aerator for calcium buildup which can disrupt water flow.
In the Bathroom
All bathroom drains should be cleaned out on a regular basis to prevent clogs, but especially if you feel any drain is clearing slower than usual. Use mild cleaners if necessary or have your plumber in Dubai take a look. Leaky showerheads and faucets in the bathroom also should be inspected for calcium or bacterial buildup. Similarly, leaks should be taken care of as soon as possible to avoid racking up extra water bill or water damage.
For proper toilet maintenance, don’t flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet. Any children in the house should also be reminded of this often. Flush your toilet bowl with hot water every week to avoid clogs, and clean thoroughly. Inspect the pipes, tank and even the bolts of the toilet to identify possible leaks. Don’t forget to check the tank for wear and tear or whether the flush valve inside the tank is sealing properly. In case of any issues, your maintenance company in Dubai can help you resolve all serious clogs, leaks, etc. easily.
In the Laundry
The most serious plumbing issues in the laundry area can be caused due to leaks or cracks in the washing machine supply lines. Make sure the water pipes are robust and the connections between the faucet and the machine are tight or replaced regularly. Update supply lines as well as the washers every few years or as recommended by your plumber in Dubai. Laundry sinks should also be inspected for leaks or clogs and replaced or repaired as necessary. For the drains, ensure that you only drain water down it and use a drain filter to prevent blockages from lint or other debris.
Other than being vigilant about plumbing concerns in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry areas, check that the water pressure in your pipes is at a safe level using a pressure gauge. Otherwise, you can simply ask the plumber to check it for you when he comes around. Further, have your plumber in Dubai over regularly to inspect and clean your septic tank for any debris.
With regular checks, you can be sure to be on top of any plumbing issues that might occur and will be able to call in for professional help on time if needed. Book a plumber online within minutes with ServiceMarket or get free quotes from all kinds of specialist maintenance companies in Dubai.