Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Things You Should Know About Your Home Plumbing

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June 24, 2020 - Wednesday

Things You Should Know About Your Home Plumbing

In school, you probably learned many things that it seems like you can’t use anywhere today. Surprisingly, at times we seem uninterested in learning more about the things we really do need in our everyday life, but sometimes those things can be what matters the most.

A perfect example of something you need every day but you have probably never bothered to learn about is the toilet you probably just used this morning. Unless you don’t need your bathroom and kitchen, it’s good to know a few simple things about what you should do and should not do when using them. Your toilet, sink, shower and tub are all important parts of your household plumbing.

 Proper Care of Your Drain and Disposal Systems

First off, you should never pour grease, oil or oily water into your kitchen sink because the oil or grease can gather and eventually block your pipes. Although this will not happen immediately, and sometimes takes months to show, the oils and fats in the water will collect, and hot water alone is not enough to remove it. Sometimes, a situation like this might lead to you having to have a professional sewer line cleaning or a replacement of the whole clogged pipe. Isn’t it better to avoid spending money on things that you can avoid? It is best to dispose of that grease and oily water somewhere else, and avoid pouring it into the kitchen sink. Many people use an empty coffee can to pour used cooking oil or grease into.

 Use Garbage Disposals for the Solid Waste in Your Kitchen

Some waste should never be placed into your garbage disposal. Bones, shellfish shells, grease, metal items, paper and plastic should never be placed into your disposal. Really, only soft food items are safe. For the best long-term care of your disposal, it is best to teach your children why they should avoid inappropriate disposal of solid waste and that only waste that can be easily ground up should go into the garbage disposal. It is also recommended that you make sure there is water running in your sink whenever you turn on your disposal. Though it goes without saying, never reach into your disposal when it is running. If you hear a metal item start to grind, turn off the disposal immediately.

 Tips About Your Toilet You Should Know

Depending on the public waste disposal system implemented in your area, there is some solid waste that should never be flushed through the toilet. Often in the rural areas, you will find septic tanks in many homes. Cotton, sanitary pads, diapers and thick tissue papers should not be flushed in either toilets or septic systems. These waste items might lead to blockages in both types of systems. Flushing sanitary pads and other cotton materials through the toilet can lead to clogs that affect a wide area. During the recent toilet paper outages, many people bought paper towels since that was sometimes the only thing you could find, if that. Now that things are a little more “normal,” it is best to reserve the paper towels for spills, as they were intended.

 There are several other ways of protecting your plumbing system, and you are encouraged to continue reading our blogs. If you need our drain cleaning or any of our other plumbing services, you can contact us through our website or give us a call at: 909-823-3807.

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