Every homeowner needs to take good care of their plumbing system to ensure that the house has access to clean water throughout the day. Major plumbing issues will be very costly to repair, so it is best that you prevent such problems from happening in the first place.
People may not be aware that some of the things they do are harmful to the plumbing system. It is important to know what practices should be avoided so that you can keep plumbing issues away.
What should you avoid doing?
- Pouring grease in the sink: It is a bad habit to wash grease down the sink when you finish cooking. Grease will cling to the insides of your pipe and solidify as it cools down. Eventually, you will end up with a clogged sink. It is better to move the hot grease into a disposable container and throw it in the bin once it cools down.
- Not scraping dishes: Leaving food particles on your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher can damage the appliance. It is important that you scrape off all of the remaining food into the bin beforehand.
- Using your toilet as a bin: Flushing rubbish down the toilet will lead to a clog and eventually cause it to overflow. Rubbish belongs in the rubbish bin, even it it claims to be “flushable”.
Your plumbing system is not necessarily high maintenance, but they do require some care to keep it functioning properly. For more information about practices that could damage your plumbing system, reach out to your local Hills District Plumbers.