In the course of your day-to-day life, don’t forget to carve out a few minutes here and there to protect your home plumbing. In this blog, we’ll review 5 ways that homeowners here in Albuquerque can protect their pipes, appliances, fixtures, and more from damage.
5 ways to protect your home plumbing:
#1. Watch what you put down the drain
Before pouring grease or coffee grounds down the drain, even if you plan on running the garbage disposal, think twice.
Some liquids and solids can easily clog up your drains or cause issues later on down the line if they aren’t flushed out from your pipes.
#2. Invest in a water softener
Depending on where you live, your area might have hard water that contains an abundance of minerals that can not only deteriorate your pipes over time, but cause skin problems when you shower and bathe and leave water spots on your dishes.
A water softener can solve these issues and protect your home plumbing from scaling inside of pipes.
#3. Don’t use chemical drain-cleaning products
If you ever have a clog in your drain, you’ll probably first reach for a drain-cleaning product. While such liquids can certainly eat away the clog, they issue is that some of them can go on to eat away at your pipes as well. This can be especially problematic if you have several clogs over the years.
As an alternative to drain cleaners, call Wagner to schedule our drain cleaning service. Our expert plumbers use tools quickly and effectively clear clogs.
#4. Know how to use your garbage disposal
Instead of just tossing items into the garbage disposal and flicking the switch, take a moment to do things the right way. Specifically, you’ll want to let hot water run down the drain before putting anything down the disposal, and you’ll want to let the water continue to flow for a few seconds while the disposal is running.
You’ll also want to avoid using your garbage disposal as a substitute for a trash can. Throw larger items into the trash instead of putting them down the sink, and you’ll help protect your home plumbing for years to come!
#5. Use screens
Another key component of protecting your pipes is investing in drain screens in your bathroom and kitchen. Screens are designed to catch anything that shouldn’t go down your drain, such as hair and food particles.
For more help and advice on how to protect your home plumbing, call us!
When disaster does strike in your home’s plumbing system, or you’d like more tips, help is never far away. Contact Wagner for professional, dependable service here in Albuquerque.