4 Best Things You Can Do for Your Plumbing System

Safeguarding your plumbing system now can go a long way toward preventing costly plumbing problems in the future. At Oxnard Plumbing and Rooter Pros, we want our you to always have access to reliable plumbing. Check out these tips to keep your residential pipes, drains, and other plumbing parts in great shape all the time.

Insulate Your Pipes

Although our temperatures don’t get bitter cold like other parts of the country, heat loss can still be an issue. Even temperatures in the 40s and 50s can have a profound effect on your home’s pipes. Insulating water pipes protects against heat loss that happens when water travels from the water heater to the fixture. The further the water has to travel, the more heat loss occurs.

Install Leak Detection Sensors

Wouldn’t it be nice to know if you had a leak in your house? You’re in luck. There are numerous products available that alert you to possible leaks.

These devices detect changes in water usage and water pressure. The device sends an alert to your smartphone or tablet or, the most rudimentary sensors, sound an alarm.

Anti-sweat Valves

Do you have a drippy toilet supply line? It’s common for these supply lines to sweat after someone’s taken a hot shower or when it’s very humid in the bathroom. Installing an anti-sweat valve is an easier and cost-effective way to stop water from dripping and causing puddles on the floor.

Soften Your Water

Have you noticed hard water stains in your sinks, toilets, or bathtubs? These stains make your appliances look worn and old, but when you have hard water the stains are the least of your problems.

Hard water causes sediment to build up in your pipes and can lead to corrosion and leaky pipes. While hard water isn’t going to hurt you, it doesn’t do your skin or hair any favors because the minerals dry out your hair and skin.

Installing a water softener is a great way to condition your water and prevent these minerals from causing problems in your plumbing system.

Let Us Recommend Plumbing Protection

Would you like to learn more about how to protect your home’s plumbing from unnecessary wear and tear? Our licensed plumbers in Oxnard, CA, will come to your house to discuss the various ways to maintain your residential plumbing. To schedule a plumbing inspection, contact us today!

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