Nothing ruins the summertime fun more than having to deal with costly home repairs. Of course, a few repairs are inevitable, but in some instances, there are many things you can do at home to prevent problems from popping up in the first place. Your home’s plumbing system is one of the most important systems set up, and therefore, it is crucial to treat it with care. Clogs are definitely not fun, and indeed, it is the last thing you’d want to deal with when you’re just trying to soak up the sun. Luckily, there several ways for you to keep your plumbing clear this summer. By following these rules, you’ll be able to enjoy the summer without the worry of clogged or burst pipes. Read on to learn more!
Do Not Toss Food or Other Items Down Your Sink (down your Home’s Pipes)
Your home’s kitchen sink is perhaps the most used fixture in your house. Far too often, homeowners use their kitchen sinks as a kind of garbage chute, pouring all types of leftovers and other materials down the drain. Even if your sink is fully equipped with the garbage disposal, there are still a few items that can be tossed down your drain. Try to avoid:
- coffee grounds
- fibrous foods
- oils, grease, and fats
Be Careful When Flushing Your Toilet
Your toilet is one other site where clogs are usually found, which is why it is essential to be careful about what you should flush down it. The only items that should ever be flushed into your toilet are toilet paper and human waste. Therefore, any items like sanitary products, tissues, paper towels, flushable wipes, and hair shouldn’t ever be flushed down your toilet.
Avoid Any Chemical Drain Cleaners in Your Home’s Pipes
When you find out that one of your drains is sluggish or clogged, you might be tempted to run out and purchase a chemical drain cleaner. Though these are advertised as being effective and safe, we can assure you these are not. Chemical drain cleaners are toxic, and they can end up eating up your pipes, making matters much worse.
Remember Maintenance in Your Home’s Pipes
Do not forget to schedule your annual plumbing maintenance services too. Maintenance is the best way to avoid any future clogs or issues in your pipes from forming, as a professional from Alpha Plumbing will be able to inspect your system and clean off any build-up.
A RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL PLUMBING COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST
Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.
For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.