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Basic Home Plumbing Tips from Your Plumber

As a homeowner, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about your home’s plumbing, unless something goes wrong. Even if this the case, taking small steps to protect your home’s plumbing can be beneficial. These are the top plumbing tips our plumbers want you to know.

  • Any plumber will tell you that no matter what, you should avoid pouring oil and grease down your drains. This oil and grease will build up over time, and you will be left with a big clog if you’re not careful.
  • Use strainers on your sinks and shower drains in your bathrooms. This will keep hair and soap scum out of your drains, which are two of the biggest culprits for clogs.
  • Even if you’ve lived in your home for several years, you may not know where your main water valve is. Locate this valve, so that if there’s ever a plumbing emergency, you know how to shut off the water.
  • To keep your pipes running smoothly and prevent clogs, you may be tempted to use chemical drain cleaners. We urge you to avoid these products because they can wear down and corrode your pipes over time.

Our plumbers are happy to provide more helpful plumbing tips when you reach out to us. To learn more or to schedule your next plumbing appointment, get in touch with us today.