How stressful would a plumbing emergency be in the middle of the night or on a busy day? The worst, I tell you! Numerous plumbing problems can result in high water waste expenses, high plumbing service costs, and costly property damage. Burst pipes and sewer backups are not only incredibly inconvenient and unpleasant. Still, they can also be expensive and potentially dangerous to your and your family’s health.
Some of these unavoidable problems, but you can delay or avoid others by changing your habits. These are some essential things you can do daily to keep your pipes and fixtures from getting broken for no reason.
Garbage Disposal Misuse
Many people think that they can put all food scraps in the garbage disposal and that this small appliance will chop up the waste so it can go through the wastewater pipes. The truth is that a typical garbage disposal blade is not as sharp as you might think. It can’t easily cut through things like melon rinds, potato skins, animal bones, etc.
You should not throw grease and fibrous items such as cornhusks, onion skins, celery, artichokes down, and so on into the garbage disposal because they can clog it. Don’t throw away much trash at once. Instead, do it slowly while the cold water is running.
Never Drain Grease
Grease clogs drain too. Grease sticks to pipes like glue, despite appearances. It makes pipes sticky and bumpy. Every bump in your tube slows water and catches food. This clog will worsen. It also makes your line smaller, restricting water flow and pressure.
Grease disposal has improved. People collect and dispose of it in old jars. Check your local ordinances for grease disposal guidelines. Many towns have designated drop-off locations. The use of this technique will lengthen the time your plumbing lasts.
Carefully Adjust The Faucet Knobs
It makes sense that you might turn the knob on your water faucets until no more water is flowing. But if you turn the knob too firmly and tightly, the washer inside the faucet knob could become worn out. Worn-out washers cause dripping faucets and other problems. The best action is to gradually turn the knobs until the tap no longer leaks water. If your faucets start to drip or leak continuously, fix the problem as soon as possible to prevent further harm.
Don’t Wait To Fix Things
Make quick repairs to minor plumbing issues if you want to avoid bigger ones. Minor issues, like leaks, can quickly balloon into much more significant issues. Because your home’s plumbing is interconnected, a minor issue in one area can substantially impact elsewhere. Many of these quick fixes are also affordable. It will cost more to fix if you wait until there is a severe issue. This is particularly valid if you require emergency assistance. While it may be tempting to put off more minor repairs, prompt maintenance can avoid many plumbing disasters.
Contact Scott’s Plumbing Right Away!
It’s not good to attempt to fix a plumbing problem. Scott’s Plumbing provides professional plumbing services, including leak detection and repair. We have the knowledge and equipment to handle any situation. We guarantee our work for your peace of mind. Contact us on our website or call us at (239) 288-9606.