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Don’t Ruin Your Plumbing

When it comes to your plumbing anything/everything has an effect. And your normal day to day routine can cause long term problems. Here are some habits that can cause damage extensive damage over time.

1) DIY projects- knowing how to fix minor plumbing problems in your home is wonderful and may be saving you some money. However, trying to fix/complete a project you don’t know anything about can be detrimental to your plumbing. Minor things like breaking pipes, improper material fittings, incorrect capping etc., Are all serious mistakes that may end up costing you lots of money in the long run.

2) Skipping maintenance cleanings- If you have ever had a drain cleaned in your home by a plumber; you may have been placed on a routine maintenance cleaning schedule. And it is vital that you stay up to date and not refuse service. Although you may not experience a clog within the time frame of your cleaning small food particles, hair and other substances create buildup causing clogs long term. The maintenance cleaning is a preventative measure.

3) Chemical Cleaning products- pouring chemical de-clogging products down your drain may temporally resolve the issue. However, they also eat away at the interior of the pipe and cause corrosion/breakage. Homemade mixtures of hot water, baking soda, and vinegar are as effective and safe.

4) Garbage disposal as a trash can- many people believe that since the garage disposal break up food/waste that anything can be thrown down the disposal. However, if you research which items can be placed inside the disposal it is a small number and contains specific items.

As you can see some of the worst clogs/damage are caused by things that we commonly do, so keep these few helpful hints in mind next time a plumbing issue arises.

Contact Empire Water Main & Sewer 718-715-4862 today for your plumbing needs 24/7!!!

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