Sunday Oct 02, 2022

How to keep your pipes running smoothly

The pipework in our homes is key to bringing gas and water into and out of the building. Now whilst you shouldn’t have too many problems with your gas pipes there are a number of issues that can occur with your water pipes and some that might require you to seek the advice of an Emergency Plumber Gloucester such as those from HPR.

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These issues can include frozen pipes that can lead to crack appearing as well as blockages and clogs that affect your wastewater from draining away from your home effectively. There are a number of things that you can do to help prevent these issues from occurring.

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Pipe insulation.

This is a good way to help insulate your pipes so that extremely cold weather doesn’t cause the water in the pipes to freeze. Whilst you probably don’t need this in the inside of your home as the natural heat indoors will help keep the water flowing freely, it is often necessary for your outside pipes. There are a number of ways that you can achieve this, but it is important that you use materials that are suitable for the outdoors.

Preventing blockages.

There are small pieces of equipment like sink tarps that can help prevent unwanted items from ending up down the plughole of your sink. These are very effective at blocking food particles and also hair from your drains. In the case of oil it is best that you don’t pour any oil or fat down your drains at all and instead use a tin can to store the used fat in before you throw this in your bin.

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