Sometimes pipeline problems are inevitable. Fortunately, there are a variety of helpful steps you can take to prevent future damage and keep your Seattle pipelines running smoothly. We at Trenchless Pipe Repairs understand that your time and money are precious, which is why we want to share some effective ways to care for your pipes now that will save you future grief.

Be Aware of What You Put Down the Drain

The key to avoiding slow or clogged drains is to be cautious of what you put down them. Hair, grease, and coffee grounds are some main culprits when it comes to clogs. Instead of throwing these things down the drain, try disposing of them in the trash. Additionally, using a screen or drain-gate will help catch anything not meant to go down your pipes.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Cleaning your pipes regularly is a great way to prevent build up and stink. There are a few hassle-free ways to do so, one being simply to run hot tap water down the sink after each use. If you are especially concerned about the smell coming from your pipes, consider putting about a handful of baking soda into the drain before running hot water down.

Regulate Your Pipe Temperature

Bursting pipes are much more common in seasons of drastic temperature change due to the expansion of frozen water.  Adding insulation to pipes is one way to avoid this, and something that a professional can help you with. Otherwise, try to open up cabinet doors in the bathroom and kitchen to allow heat to reach your pipe’s exterior.

Ask a Seattle Pipe Professional

If you are struggling with pipeline issues that are reoccurring or something that is not solved by one of these methods, reaching out to a professional at Trenchless Pipe Repairs is a good idea. We have the technology and know-how to clearly define your problem and the correct way to fix it. We also can give you further advice on caring for your pipes and preventing future damage.