Tips To Reduce Damage To Your Pipes

fairfield county plumbers, plumbers fairfield countyTime to clean the bathrooms!  No matter the situation, it is not the most pleasant of cleaning situations, and neither is it the easiest.  However, as one knows, it must always be done. Occasionally, you will come across a scenario in which it turns out your pipes are clogged…again.  Whether from overuse of tossing down garbage, or from getting rid of waste, it is inevitable that your pipes will start becoming quite overcrowded. Thankfully, all is not lost! Here are a few tips that will reduce the clogging situation within your bathroom pipes.

USE CHEMICAL DRAIN-CLEANING PRODUCTS SPARINGLY IF NOT AT ALL

What is the first thing you usually do when you discover a clogged drain either within your sinks or your toilets? Grab some anti-clogging formula and just pour a high quantity of the chemical into the sink drain or toilet bowl. While this is the most probable solution, it is highly advised that one avoids using such items as they can do more harm than good.

The major problem with dumping certain chemicals down a drain is that while the clog may be eroded, you are also running the risk of damaging your pipes as they are slowly eroded alongside any issue that is causing the clogs in the first place.  Clogged drains should typically be handled by a professional plumber instead of relying on chemicals that could harm your pipes and drain system. 

 BE WARY OF WHAT YOU DISPOSE OF DOWN YOUR PIPES

Life is hectic enough with careers, relationships, and family all vying for your attention.  So it is understandable that when you are running around attempting to get the next assignment on your mental list completed, that you are not necessarily focused on what is thrown down your drains. If you haven’t taken note of this, the time to do so is now.  

To put it simply, for toilets, keep your disposables to only waste and toilet paper.  Any and all sinks within your home or business should be examined for hair and removed every few weeks. Also, keep food away from your sinks and instead dispose of excess food either in the trash, even if you have your own food disposal device.  And under no circumstances should you ever pour grease or oils of any kind down your drains. 

IF YOUR WATER IS HARD, SOFTEN IT

Hard water not only tastes terrible, but it also does a number on your pipes. High mineral water builds up within your pipes and reduces the flow that they normally carry within your systems.  The best and most affordable ways to deal with hard water is to buy a water softener. Fortunately they are cheap and easy to come by.  

OTHER WAYS TO STAY OUT OF TROUBLE

Learn where the shut-off valve to your home is so that if there is a leak, you can take care of it quickly.  Do not leave leaks on the backburner, rather take care of them as soon as they arise.

Drains are everywhere, and you cannot escape them.  What you can escape however is a major utility bill by following these easy and stress-reducing tips.  But even with being careful you are bound to have issues. And when said situations arrive, give the professionals at Fairfield County Plumbers a call today! 203-916-4548   

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