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How to Help Your Plumbing System

When you think about keeping your home in top condition, there are a lot of things to think about. This is something that you probably incorporate in various ways into your home. Make sure you think about this with regard to your plumbing system as well.

Your plumbing system can be improved by a lot of simple things. Let’s go over a few of them today.

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What to Do to Help Your Plumbing

You can take a few steps to help your home’s plumbing system. Let’s take a look at three of them.

  1. Know What Can Go Down the Drains

To begin with, you need to know what goes down your home’s drains. Knowing what you’re doing is the first step in almost any process you want to undertake. Here are a few tips. The following items should never be flushed down your home’s drain. 

  • F.O.G. (fat, oil, and grease)
  • Coffee grounds
  • Pits, seeds, etc.
  • Eggshells
  • “Flushable” wipes
  • Paper towels and cotton balls

As long as you make sure to avoid these items, you can dodge a major issue with your plumbing system.

  1. Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaners

Make sure that you don’t use chemical drain cleaners. A chemical drain cleaner isn’t recommended because it damages your pipes. You might think chemical cleaners will help resolve a problem ASAP, but they’re more likely to prolong or aggravate plumbing problems.

When you pour the chemical drain cleaner down the sink drain, you might think the clog is gone. It might actually even go away for a little while. The real problem lies in what comes after this.

Chemical drain cleaners often fail to get to the root of the problem like a professional plumber can. Some residue is left behind, which can lead to future clogs.

On the other hand, your chemical drain cleaner might do too good of a job. Once it’s done eating away at a clog, it’s going to start eating away at the pipe itself. Corrosion is an issue that can lead to terrible leaks in your home. This is why professional cleaning is always the answer.

  1. Invest in Drain Strainers

All your drains should be fitted with strainers. We recommend putting one in your shower and one in your kitchen sink, at least, if you’re not going to put one on every drain in your house. There is a lot of traffic in these areas, which can lead to clogs caused by hair, grime, and food particles. A simple, inexpensive strainer can save you a lot of time, trouble, and money.