Bathroom Plumbing Tips
- Regularly run hot water down the drains to ensure they continue to flow freely. Once a week should be good.
- If you have any leaky faucets, repair them as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your fixtures and faucets.
- Install strainers in your tub and shower drains that catch hair and soap chips. This will help to prevent clogs from occurring. Remember to clean the strainers regularly.
- Remember to never use your toilet as a wastebasket. Do not flush things such as facial tissue, diapers, or sanitary products as they will not dissolve and will likely clog the lines. Keep a small trash can in each bathroom.
- If you want to remove ugly mineral deposits from your shower head, here’s how: Put about a cup of vinegar in a plastic bag and place it over the shower head. Use a twist tie or zip tie to hold it in place and keep it in place overnight. Remove the bag in the morning and wipe off the mineral deposits with a damp cloth.
Kitchen Plumbing Tips
- Be careful what you put in the disposal. You should never put hard-to-grind, fibrous, or stringy waste such as celery, banana peels, skins, or carrots into the garbage disposal.
- Running cold water down the disposal drain for 15-20 seconds before and after using your garbage disposal can help flush waste through the line to prevent clogs.
- Never pour liquid grease down the sink drain. Once grease cools, it will turn into a solid inside of your pipes and cause clogs. Wipe any grease from pots and pans with a paper towel before rinsing them in the sink.
A Word of Caution to the Do-It-Yourself Home Plumber
At CPR Plumbing Services, we do our best to educate our customers about their home’s plumbing. Properly maintaining your home plumbing can not only save you money in the long run, but it can also make your home a safer place.
These tips and tutorials are here to help you maintain your home and perform basic repairs to minor plumbing issues. A homeowner should never attempt to make repairs to major plumbing problems if they don’t know what they’re doing. Making mistakes while trying to perform major plumbing repairs can end up causing more damage and put you in harm’s way. You should always contact a licensed plumber when you are not sure what you are doing.
If you have a plumbing issue that requires the assistance of a qualified and licensed plumber, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help!