When it comes to routine maintenance in your home, don’t forget about your pipes. There are some simple steps that you can take in order to keep your pipes (including your septic) running well. Especially in the Winter months, you want to ensure that you are keeping your pipes clear and your plumbing running smoothly.
5 Simple Steps to Protecting Your Pipes
#1 Unhook your hose from the spigot
This is one that I usually forget to do — never leave your hose connected to the spigot in the winter, especially. This is because the faucet could freeze and then the water could expand back into the house pipes causing them to burst — eek!!
#2 Maintain a constant temperature in your home
Don’t vary your temperatures for the night or when you’re not home by more than a couple of degrees. If the temperature gets too low, the pipes in your house could freeze.
#3 Keep your drains clear
Avoid pouring substances like oil or food down the drains. Keep them clear by flushing drains with hot water or by sprinkling baking soda, pouring white vinegar over and then flushing with hot water.
#4 Insulate the pipes in your crawl space
Adding insulation is usually a one time thing. Do it in the warmer months so that they don’t freeze in the winter months.
#5 Keep your septic tank clean
As part of preventative maintenance, you should use 8 oz every month (for a tank up to 1500 gallons) of Roto-Rooter Septic Treatment.
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Roto-Rooter Septic Treatment offers 2x more enzymes to prevents septic backups. It immediately breaks down waste and is an easy monthly treatment and is safe and easy to use on all pipes.
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