Maintaining your plumbing can save you money

There is very little in this world that cannot have its life expectancy extended with maintenance. This is very obvious with the car, the exterior of the home and major appliances such as the fridge and cooker. Rarely though do people think about something that is almost invisible, the plumbing. A plumber in Crawley can help the homeowner keep all the plumbing in the home in the best of condition with regular maintenance. It does not take a great deal of time but it most certainly has a positive effect on catching problems early that if left will only become a major concern.

In the bathroom:

Fix any leaking faucets. It may not seem like much but a small drip, going on day in and day out 24 hours a day can cost a considerable amount in lost water, let alone the aggravation of listening to it.

Clear drains that are running slow: The bath is notorious for getting blocked drains. There is a lot of debris that goes down the sink, bathtub and shower drains; hair and soap scum are notorious for causing blockages. If the drain seems to be slowing down, attend to it early and the problem with not fester.

Clean aerators: Sinks and the tub faucet will have aerators fitted. The very small screens can easily trap minute calcium debris which is in hard water in particular. When you sense the water pressure has dropped, look first at the aerators, they are usually the source of the problem.

Fix running toilets: The components that are in the water closet are used hundreds of times and as a result they can begin to break down. If the toilet flush handle sticks, replace it. If the rubber flush valve begins to deteriorate and leak, replace it. These are simple tasks and will save future problems.

Other than for the toilet, many of the same issues will be found in the kitchen. Keep the drains clean and fresh, repair any leaking faucets and keep your eye on the tap aerator.


The plumber in Crawley is skilled in solving main sewer problems. If you get a main drain blockage it is best to call for a professional cleaner. If tree roots are the problem, having regular maintenance will eliminate the inconvenience of a blocked drain.

If you are looking for a plumber in Crawley to perform routine maintenance or to attend to a specific problem you are invited to call DrainBoss Plumbing & Drainage.

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