Are you a new homeowner looking for plumbing repair tips? Want to call your plumber less often? You can use the tips in this blog post to keep the plumbing in your new home is perfect working order. Read on for our fabulous tips.
Keep Your Toilet Clog Free from the Start
One of the most common repair calls a plumber receives is for a clogged toilet. Oddly enough, it’s one of the easiest plumbing problems to prevent. All you need to do is stop using your toilet as a secondary garbage can. That means you don’t use it throw away kitty litter, q-tips, paper towels, tampons, or cotton balls into your toilet. The only thing you should put in your toilet is toilet paper. This is the best way to prevent a clogged toilet. Simply put a small garbage can in your bathroom to avoid the temptation of using your toilet as a garbage can. If you really want to keep your toilet clog free, always remember this one tip.
Only Water Down the Drain
A new kitchen is a fun place to cook in. A clogged sink is no fun though and that can happen in any kitchen, no matter how new it is. The best way to prevent is to only put water down your kitchen sink. That means no cooking oil goes down your kitchen drain. That’s because cooking fats harden and create huge clogs in your plumbing. Have a separate container for used cooking fat and throw it in the trash.
Maintain Your Pipes
An easy way to maintain your pipes is to keep them clean. This is actually a really easy maintenance job. Simply pour boiling water down all of your sinks and drains once a week to dissolve grease and debris. A cup of boiling water is a good starting point. You can also pour liquid soap down your toilet once a month to help keep it clog free. Start with a quarter cup of soap.
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