Your plumbing system will thank you if you keep pipes happy with these expert plumbing practices. It isn’t hard once you get the hang of it, and it will only save you in the long run with costly repairs and or expensive replacements. Expert plumbing practices can help to ensure that your plumbing system can last for years to come. Check out our tips below.
First off it’s essential to know what you should and should not flush down the toilet or the sink. Some things can easily damage your pipes, your drains, as well as the sewerage system, not to mention the environment. Once this happens there could be severe damage to your plumbing system.
You might see these signs in restaurants or other establishments, and for good reasons, but they go for your home plumbing system too.
Never flush these items down the toilet:
- Cotton Balls or Cotton Swabs
- Flushable Wipes (they’re not flushable)
- Feminine hygiene products
- Cat litter (it will clump and clog)
- Paper Towels
Never put these items down drains:
- Paint thinner
- Food waste
As mentioned in our previous blog post, it’s important for the life of your pipes to never use Drano or other chemical drain cleaners. They can both corrode older metal pipes, as well as newer plastic pipes. Not to mention damage the environment.
Having regular pipe inspections is another way to keep good plumbing practices intact for your homes plumbing system. Having your pipes checked, as well as the water pressure, and making sure all connections are secure goes a long way in helping to prevent costly leaks.
If you need plumbing maintenance or plumbing repair for your home, contact the experts here at Wyman Plumbing. We have been serving Bradenton, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Palmetto, Ellenton, Parrish, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and other communities throughout Manatee & North Sarasota Counties for 100 years!