How’s Your Plumbing? When people go to see a doctor, many times they will use a phrase like, “Hows the plumbing?” That’s very important information to know, both physically and domestically. How Often Do You Think About Your Drains? You probably don’t think about your drains until they disappoint you. If you think a clog is as bad as it can get, you’re mistaken. Clogged Drains Can Lead To:
- Toilets not flushing
- Toilets overflowing
- Sinks backed up
- Poor dishwasher function
- Washing machine flooding
A worse case scenario is that your sewer line can completely back up and cause significant damage to your home interior. What Can You Do To Prevent a Clogged Drain? It may seem like common sense to most folk, but a surprising amount of homeowners and renters don’t understand the importance of basic drain health. To save money down the line, here are a few things to remember NOT to do.
- Never pour any type of grease down your drain. Even with the hot water running, and your sink still draining after doing so; you will end up with solidified grease farther down your line. Remember that you endanger your entire neighborhood’s sewer line if it accumulates off your property.
- Never continue to flush an upstairs toilet when the downstairs toilet is clogged. Call your plumber immediately if a simple plunger won’t do the trick. Water will naturally evacuate at its lowest point in the home, and if that’s your downstairs toilet, you can be in for some serious sewer damage when the contents erupt through the downstairs toilet.
- Don’t allow hair to visibly block your shower and bath drains. If you can see it, pull it out with a screwdriver or your fingers. Left ignored, it won’t go away, just accumulate farther down the line.
Good drain health is just good home maintenance. Call your trusted plumber with any concerns you may have about your drains. Putting off that call can have unpleasant results. To your drain health!