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Plumbing Dos and Don’ts

Plumbing Dos and Don’ts

What Plumbing Tips Should You Follow?

If you’ve had a lot of problems with the bathroom tub clogging up, there might be something you’re doing to cause it. Plumbing issues aren’t something you can avoid forever, but there are things you can do to reduce how often they pop up in your home. The professionals at Pete Fer & Son want you to recognize the value in these tips in order to keep the calls to the plumbing company for emergency services at a minimum.

Don’ts Of Plumbing

There are several things you might do on a daily or at least a regular basis within your home that you don’t even realize are causing distress and issues to your plumbing system. Here are a few things you should not do to your plumbing. Don’t…

Clean Your Drains With Chemicals

The first thing you might do when you realize you have a clog is to get chemicals and pour it down the drain. These chemicals are often ineffective and are harsh and dangerous when you get them on your skin or in your eyes. They can also damage your pipes in the long run.

Flush Everything

Toilets are to be used for waste and toilet paper. That’s all. Even things that seem flushable, like baby wipes and facial tissues, aren’t. These items don’t disintegrate fast enough and can clog your pipes quickly. The last thing you want is a backed-up toilet!

Put Grease Down The Drain

Sinks are for draining things, right? You can just rinse grease away and then it’s gone. However, grease can harden when it cools so it can clog your pipes pretty fast. Instead, put the grease in a container to cool down and then throw it in the trash can.

Dos Of Plumbing

There are a number of things you can do for your plumbing to maintain its efficiency and effectiveness as well. Do…

Find The Main Water Shut-Off Valve

Everyone in the household should know where the main water valve is in case there is a water emergency. The first thing you need to do is shut the water to the house down to prevent further damage.

Put Filters Over Drains

Put a screen over bathroom tubs and sinks in order to keep large items and hair out of the pipes where they can build up and cause clogs.

Pay Attention To Leaks And Other Issues

If you see a plumbing issue, even if it’s just a small leak, pay attention to those signs. You never know when there’s something larger going on in the pipes that could cause more damage.

Get More Tips From Pete Fer & Son

Whether you need repairs, replacements, maintenance, or just some advice, the professionals at Pete Fer & Son Plumbing can help. Of course, they’re willing to take care of any plumbing issues, but they also want you to be able to cut back on the number of repairs you need with the proper plumbing treatment and maintenance.