Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Plumbing

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While a plumber will be able to address pipe problems, it is still best for you to try and prevent plumbing issues from occurring in the first place. However, if you are doing the following, then you might be unintentionally damaging your plumbing

Treating Your Garbage Disposal Like A Trash Can

Despite its name, the garbage disposal was not meant to be a receptacle for all types of garbage. Nuts, potato peels, egg shells, coffee grounds, grease and bones are just a few of the long list of things that should not go in a garbage disposal. Otherwise, you might end up needing to call your plumber in Versailles, KY

It is also important to run water for a few seconds after you finish using your garbage disposal to reduce the likelihood of needing plumbing repairs.

Using Drain Cleaners

A drain cleaner can remove clogs. However, you may find yourself calling a plumbing company after all if you use it often, especially when you buy those with harsh chemicals in them. Some types of drain cleaners damage your pipes and can cause them to corrode, leading to leaks.

Flushing Random Things Down the Toilet

Flushing anything down your toilet other than toilet paper and waste is a surefire way to needing emergency plumbing services. Food, toys, feminine hygiene products, and jewelry are what plumbers typically find in clogged toilets. “Flushable” wipes can also clog your toilet, as hey do not break down as easily as regular toilet tissue. A clogged toilet can actually create a major problem not just for your plumbing system but also the main sewer line, so it helps to be mindful of what goes down the toilet drains.

Failing to Insulate Your Pipes

Your pipes can easily freeze in the winter time if the temperature outside dips below certain temperatures. Frozen pipes can burst once the temperature rises again. That is why you need to put insulation around your pipes before the winter.

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