An ounce of prevention throughout the year can go a long way toward keeping your plumbing in good working order, from clogged drains, blocked kitchen sinks, and slow draining bathtubs to leaking toilets and busted pipes, and no one wants to live in a house that smells like toilet water.
Here are some pointers to help you avoid plumbing problems:
Beware of Plumbing Cleaners
Popular plumbing cleaners can damage pipes, research shows. Many customers have switched to gentler DIY plumbing cleaners. Overusing these cleaners might harm pipes. Too much cleaning can erode pipe walls. Remember to only use cleaners to remove pipe debris. If there’s no dirt or debris, the cleaner will clean the pipe. DIY cleaners will eventually eat through your pipes more slowly than harsh chemicals. To avoid damaging your pipes, use pipe cleaners carefully.
Stop Flushing Flushable Wipes
While flushable wipes appear to be a good idea, they cause serious plumbing problems. Flushable wipes degrade in sewer systems when they come into contact with water. Unfortunately, this is a time-consuming process. As a result, flushing a large number of wipes can cause your pipes and septic tank to clog. A clog in your septic tank may cause more than just a backup. Bacterial growth can occur, causing damage to your tank and pipes. If this occurs, you will require the assistance of a trained plumber to unclog the system.
Don’t Pour Grease Down The Drain
Grease is another common cause of drain clogs. While it appears to wash away, it adheres to your pipes like glue, making them sticky and rough. Each flaw in your pipe may cause water to slow down and trap food particles. This type of impediment will only worsen over time. Furthermore, it reduces the diameter of your pipe, increasing the likelihood of obstructing water flow and pressure.
Repair Minor Plumbing Issues As Soon As Possible
If you want to avoid major plumbing problems, fix minor plumbing issues as soon as possible. Minor issues, such as leakage, can quickly escalate into much more serious problems. Your home’s pipes are all interconnected. A problem in one area of your home can lead to more serious issues elsewhere. Many of these minor changes are also inexpensive. If you wait for a major problem to occur, it will cost you more to fix it, especially if you require emergency service.
Clean Your Drains Always
Clogged drains and pipelines are common plumbing issues. Clean your drains after each usage to avoid this. This prevents water flow restriction and hair and other debris from forming huge clots. Keeping the drain clear every day will ensure a working and clean drain.
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