How to Extend the Life of Your Plumbing System
One of the best ways to extend the life of your plumbing system is to be informative on simple things you can do that will not disrupt your daily way of life.
Being informed on what to not put into the sinks or toilets can have a huge positive impact on the health of the plumbing system. Here are some of the things you can start doing today that will help protect the plumbing long-term.
Stop Using Drain Cleaners
Those store bought drain cleaners that you are using each time you have a clog in the sinks is really doing damage to your pipes. While you might not be aware, the ingredients in those drain cleaners is highly toxic and will slowly eat away at the integrity of the pipes from the inside.
If this chemical does not break up and wash away the entire clog, it remains inside the pipe where the powerful ingredients will weaken the pipe and cause it to prematurely age. Avoid putting any chemicals into the pipes to remove clogs, either use a snake or plunger, or an organic version of the drain cleaning solution.
Problems with the Toilet
To avoid trouble with the piping system further down the line, you have to be more conscious about the things you are flushing down the toilet. Never put things like dental floss, condoms, tampons, paper towels, or wipes, into the toilet.
They do not break down when in contact with water, and they easily get stuck inside the tight network of pipes in the plumbing system. Once dental floss gets trapped, it easily attracts other contaminants and makes the clog much more challenging to remove. The less you put in the toilet, the better the overall health of the entire plumbing system.
Call in the Professional
The easiest way to determine the health of your plumbing system is to call in a professional local plumbing company to perform a routine maintenance check. During this preventative maintenance check, the plumbing company will do both a visual exterior check of all accessible pipes, as well as run in-line cameras into the pipes to see the damage from within.
This is how you can spot potential problems early before they become significant plumbing emergencies. One small problem spotted and addresses could mean the difference in a small plumbing repair or a large plumbing emergency.
Keep your La Grange plumbing system in top shape with a little help from Allan E Power Plumbing. Call us at (708) 352-1670 today!