5 Super Plumbing Tips from the Experts
Here’s my plumber…so call him maybe.
That might not a be chart-topping song but if the title sounded useful to you; you’ll love these plumbing tips. Save money and water by following these pieces of advice from plumbing experts:
Strainer for the Drain
Just the thought of hair clogging up the drain is enough to make you feel like gagging. To avoid this gross and messy task, simply use a strainer or a drain cover to collect soap residue and hair.
No Oil or Grease Down the Drain
The excess grease or oil that’s left behind when you’re cooking usually gets poured down the drain. While this seems like a temporary solution, this grease will eventually clog the pipes. Instead, wait till it hardens and dispose of it in another way.
Careful What you Flush
Use the toilet and flush for the right reasons. Don’t flush down papers, diapers, baby wipes, sanitary napkins and other materials. Also avoid flushing down hair and dental floss. These can create blockages in the pipes and lead to serious plumbing issues down the road.
When there’s a leaky faucet, getting it fixed immediately can help you save water and also save money by avoiding a more serious plumbing problem. Leaks from pipes should be fixed to prolong the life of the plumbing system.
Get the pipes and other fixtures inspected frequently to detect problems quickly. Leaks and cracks fixed now can avoid bigger damages to the plumbing system later. Getting a full home health check every year is a great idea.
When declogging a drain, harsh chemicals are usually used. While they might do the job, they are also ruining your pipes in the process. You can use DIY solutions using household items (for example – baking soda, hot water and vinegar) or chemical-free cleaners.
Like these tips? There’s more where they came from. Leave a comment below and ask if you have any specific plumbing problem and we’ll try to help you or at least tell you how you can book a visit from a professional.