Some homeowners underestimate how important it is to have efficient plumbing in their South Charleston, WV, home. Your plumbing is crucial to your home and repairs can be extremely expensive. Read on to learn three ways you’re damaging your plumbing system and what you can do to keep it working as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Misusing the Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposals cannot handle every type of garbage and waste; some things can cause damage. You need to be mindful about the things you put down your garbage disposal, especially when washing dishes that are full of leftover food.
Certain foods and other materials could potentially clog your garbage disposal, and it could damage the connecting pipes as well. If this were to occur, you would need to hire professional plumbers to unclog it and repair your plumbing system.
Hair Going Down the Drain
Your hair is another object that could cause damage to your plumbing system and clog your drain. Hair can easily attach itself to soap scum that collects inside your pipes, which will lead to a clog if not handled before it gets to that point. This is why you should try to avoid shaving over your sink, and you should try to keep your hair from washing down the drain while showering.
Avoiding Repairs or Maintenance
If you know that there’s a problem with your plumbing system, you shouldn’t avoid it, even if it’s minor. If you believe there’s a leak somewhere in your pipes or a clog is beginning to form, you need to handle it swiftly before the small problem grows into a major one. Annual maintenance for your plumbing system can also help you avoid big problems by identifying issues while they’re still developing.
Don’t neglect your plumbing system unless you want to pay thousands of dollars for future repairs. Contact E.J. Thompson & Son LLC for professional plumbing and HVAC services.
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