Things That Ruin Plumbing

Plumbing is something that can be easily taken for granted but when it becomes damaged or compromised, everyone wants it fixed as soon as possible. That’s why plumbers, such as those at All Star Plumbing and Restoration, are available for emergencies. To minimize the need to call and emergency plumber, avoid doing these things:

  1. Leaving the hose connected during winter

This can freeze the outdoor faucet or the water supply pipe. They can expand and break, causing a lot of issues.

  1. Using too much drain cleaner

Surprisingly, there is such a thing as too much when it comes to unclogging drains. The ingredients in them can corrode drain materials or even make clogs worse.

  1. Pouring chemicals into the septic system

For those who are new to having a private sewage system, pouring a ton of chemicals down into it can be a bad idea. They kill the essential waste-eating bacteria in the septic tank.

  1. Pouring grease down the drain

For lack of a better alternative, many people pour grease down the drain while cooking. This is a bad idea. Once it cools, it hardens, clogging the drain. It is much better to pour it into a container that can be thrown away later.

  1. Throwing things in the toilet that don’t belong

This might be a simple one, yet people still tend to do it. Don’t treat the toilet like a trash can. Flushing something might make it magically disappear but it is likely get stuck in the drain pipe and will not be so magical when it reappears.

Being more conscious of what goes down the drain can really help limit the number of issues homeowners have with their plumbing. With that, if there is an emergency plumbing issue don’t hesitate to call All Star Plumbing and Restoration. We can help with all your plumbing needs.

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