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Three Plumbing Habits That Keep Your Pipes Healthy

Even the most experienced plumbers know that prevention is vital to keeping your home’s plumbing system in good condition. Healthy pipes require a bit of maintenance and upkeep if you want to avoid any inconvenience and issues. Fortunately, you can practice some simple habits to ensure your plumbing remains in good shape. This blog post will discuss easy plumbing habits that will help ensure your pipes stay healthy and happy for years.

1. Know What Not To Flush Down the Toilet or Sink

Knowing what you can and can’t flush down the toilet or rinse down the sink is essential. Certain items are not meant to go through your pipes, and doing so could cause severe damage and require expensive repairs.

What Not to Flush Down the Toilet

  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cotton balls
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes (even if they claim to be “flushable”)
  • Diapers
  • Cigarette butts
  • Hair
  • Kitty litter

What Not to Rinse Down the Sink

  • Paint thinner
  • Bacon grease
  • Oil
  • Large amounts of food waste

2. Have Your Pipes Inspected Annually

Regular pipe inspections are important for maintaining your pipes’ health and catching potential issues before they become more significant problems. During an inspection, a professional plumber will inspect all visible piping and any accessible areas, such as crawl spaces under the house or behind walls where problematic areas can sometimes hide. They will also check pressure levels in all water lines and check that all connections are secure. This prevents potential leaks down the line, which could damage both your pipes and other parts of your home.

3. Avoid Using Store-Bought Drain Cleaners

Most store-bought products contain harsh chemicals that can corrode metal pipe joints over time, leading to more severe problems later. Not only that but many of these chemical cleaners can damage plastic pipes found in many modern homes. If you have a clogged drain problem, contact a professional plumber who can safely assess the issue and identify any potential underlying causes without causing further damage to your plumbing system with store-bought solutions.

If your home plumbing system needs maintenance or repair, our experts at Aztec Plumbing & Drains are here to help! Contact us online or give us a call. 239-932-2959

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