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How to care for your home's plumbing system

One of the most important things you can do for your home is keep the plumbing system up and running. This is not always the easiest task, especially for those homeowners that lack the do-it-yourself gene. But you don't have to be an expert to keep the plumbing working properly.

As long as you follow a few simple guidelines, you will be able to protect the pipes without needing to call in an Arlington plumber for assistance. In fact, caring for these pipes might just be easier than you even realize.

The first thing you should do is be aware of what is going into the pipes around your entire house. Certain materials, such as potato peels, can be very difficult for a garbage disposal to process. For your toilet, you need to make sure that only toilet paper is being flushed down the drain, or you could risk damage.

Also be sure to inspect your plumbing on a regular basis. You never know when a seemingly small leak or worn-out part could become an even bigger disaster, so you want to have a good idea as to how well everything is operating. Checking out the pipes at least once a month should suffice.

If you do notice there is an issue and you aren't sure how to take care of it yourself, be sure to call in a professional to help you out. The first sign of trouble, like a leak, can be indicative of even bigger headaches to come. So schedule an appointment with John C. Flood the next time you notice that something is not right.