How Can I Prolong the Life of My Plumbing Fixtures?

Plumbing fixtures throughout your home, from your toilet and sink to your water heater, are essential parts of your plumbing system as well as your daily functions. Many people want to know how they can get the most out of their plumbing and prolong the life of their fixtures. Gillece Plumbing has some tips on ways to help fixtures last longer and perform more efficiently.

1. Hard Water Problems

Gillece Plumbers often address hard water problems that can take a toll on plumbing fixtures. Hard water flowing through your pipes can damage plumbing due to mineral deposits. High levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium can show up as a white film on your glasses when you take them out of the dishwasher or as a white residue on your faucets. Because minerals found in hard water are corrosive, they can damage your pipes and fixtures and clog them with buildup.

2. Water Conditioning Systems

A Water Softener or Descaler provided and installed by a Gillece Plumber can help to neutralize hard water in your home. Water conditioning systems help to prolong the life of your dishwasher, pipes, faucets, water heater and other fixtures and appliances by reducing scale buildup. These systems also help to increase the efficiency of your water-using appliances and make your clothes and dishes cleaner and shinier. The right water conditioning system for your home will depend on the specific issues affecting your water.

3. Reducing Water Pressure

Excess water pressure can also affect your plumbing fixtures because they are not able to handle high amounts of pressure. If you hear clanging pipes or a banging noise often known as a water hammer, it is likely a sign of high water pressure. Your Gillece Plumbing Technician can install a Pressure Reducing Valve to keep your water pressure regulated.

4. Water Heater Maintenance

Water heaters are often affected by mineral buildup and corrosion and should be flushed out annually to get rid of sediment. When the time comes, it’s important to replace your water heater before more problems or damage occurs. Ask your Gillece Plumbing Technician about water heater maintenance and options for repair or replacement.

Gillece Plumbing Experts

When it comes to your plumbing system, there are many ways you can prolong fixtures and keep them flowing smoothly and operating efficiently through everyday use. Gillece Plumbing can help address hard water problems, high water pressure and any other area for repair, replacement or routine maintenance. Call Gillece!