Plumbing, like many aspects of your home, is something that you don’t think about when it’s working but is a high priority when it breaks. Often, you try to figure it out on your own, but if that doesn’t work, it’s time to call a pro. In this post, we’ll explore some of the common culprits of plumbing problems, and how to combat them.
ROOT OF THE PROBLEM
Tree roots are a constant danger to your plumbing. That can wreak havoc on the pipes that supply water to your home. In some cases, they can even grow into the pipes and eventually reach your home. In some cases, even small or older trees can have a very active root system. Besides causing plumbing problems, they can also potentially cause damage to your foundation.
GREASE THE SKIDS
Grease may be slippery to the touch, but it will gunk up your sinks. Never pour it down the drain! Kitchen grease should be poured into an unused jar and thrown out with the trash. Besides damaging pipes, it can also gum up your garbage disposal.
Grease shouldn’t go down the sink, and there are a lot of things that should never go down the toilet. Some are obvious, but others are not. Liquids like bleach and paint should NOT be flushed down the toilet. These contain harsh chemicals that can damage your pipes, as well as your septic tank. Any sort of trash should not go down the toilet.
TAKE OUT THE TRASH
Speaking of trash – make an effort to get rid of trash the traditional way. This means taking it out to the dumpster, not putting it down any drains. If you think it might damage your pipes, it probably will.
Like anything else, your plumbing system has a shelf life. At some point they will need to be replaced. You can learn more from our past posts on Knowing Your Pipes.
WE CAN HELP
At Trenchless Replacement Specialists, we focus on repairing your pipes and solving your plumbing problems. Our experts use a state-of-the-art method to install your new pipes without digging! Make an appointment today by calling us at 432-580-7693!