How To Keep Your Bathroom Plumbing In Good Shape

plumbingThe bathroom is the most important part of your home. It has more plumbing fixtures and pipes than any other area. It makes perfect sense, since the majority of your home’s fresh water goes to the bathroom. It is a lot of work to maintain the household’s bathroom plumbing, including the sinks, tubs, toilets and bathtubs as well as the cold and hot water lines as well as drain pipes.

Tips to ensure that your bathroom plumbing is in top condition

Do not flush trash into your toilet

Your toilet should not be used as a trash container. Toilet paper is the only paper product that should be flushed down your toilet. Facial tissues should not be thrown away as they can absorb and swell quickly, which could cause a blockage in the pipes. Wet wipes can also clump together which can lead to a blockage in the pipes.

Install Drain covers

Drains that are exposed to the elements are more likely to collect hair and soap scum. It’s also easier for small objects to fall down open drains and clog pipes. To protect your drain pipes from the most common causes, install a mesh drain cover. Drain covers should be cleaned regularly to prevent slow drainage.

Do Not Use Chemical Drain Cleaners on the Drains. A drain cleaner bottle is not recommended if you find a slow or clogged drain in your bathroom. The effects of acidic chemicals in drain cleaners are temporary and not permanent. Commercial cleaning products can also cause damage to the drain pipes, which could lead to corrosion. If you are unable to clear the drain clog using a plunger or a hand-cranked drain snake, call a professional Florence plumber immediately.

Replace old pipes

If your house was built prior to 1970, you most likely have an old plumbing material in the bathroom. Expert plumbers recommend replacing steel, lead and iron pipes. All of these materials are susceptible to corrosion and breaking down. Lead pipes can pose a danger to drinking water lines.

Routine Maintenance and Drain Cleaning

Drain cleaning is more than a service that can be called in an emergency to clear clogs. This is an excellent preventive and maintenance service that will ensure your bathroom plumbing systems remain in top condition. Plumbers can also check for other issues such as leaks and damaged components that may need to be fixed or replaced during drain cleaning.

Plumbing Experts Florence is the right choice for all your bathroom plumbing needs. We strive to do every job right the first time.

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