Until there is a problem, most of us tend to take our home plumbing for granted. As a team of plumbers, the issues we see that could be prevented are pretty abundant. When it comes to calling us out to avail of our expert help and plumbing services, Thornlie residents and, in fact, people living throughout the local area always ask us how to keep their plumbing system working well. With this in mind, let’s take a look at everyday habits most of us don’t realise are ruining our plumbing.
Drop-in toilet fresheners
Although you may adore the freshness and aromas created by drop-in toilet fresheners, they could be doing more harm than good. These fresheners contain chemicals that can actually corrode essential parts of your toilet and plumbing. They can even get caught in the flush valve! If this occurs, your toilet could stop flushing and eventually overflow. Not good! With this in mind, you should just ditch the drop-in fresheners and just clean your toilet the old-fashioned way.
Using the Toilet as a Garbage Can
Yes, it can be very tempting to throw your old rubbish down the toilet. However, you should get yourself out of the habit of doing this straight away. Toilets blocked by rubbish are one of the most common issues we are called out to. The rubbish has to go somewhere. It doesn’t just magically disappear! Your toilet pipes are connected to the main pipes throughout your home plumbing. So, it’s important never to flush anything apart from toilet paper down the toilet.
Putting chemicals down the drain
The second they have a problem with plumbing Thornlie residents and people from all over Australia tend to pour chemicals such as drain cleaner to unblock their drains. This method is a good way to dissolve little clogs when using the chemicals as directed. However, excessive use can corrode your drains and can even worsen the clogging problem! If you have a septic system, pouring chemicals down the drain can even destroy crucial waste-eating bacteria. So, remember to go easy on any chemical use!
Trying to fix plumbing issues on your own
Perhaps the biggest threat to your home plumbing is working on it yourself or asking a handyman to take a look. Plumbers are professionals for a reason. It’s always best to seek out their advice no matter what you think could be wrong with your system.
So, there you have it. These are just some of the things that can potentially go wrong with your plumbing if you don’t keep your everyday habits under check. Kids are specifically prone to flushing strange items down the toilet so ensure that you have a chat to them about the risks. If you’re looking for a local plumber Thornlie-based Baywood Plumbing & Gas are the local, trusted experts in the field. Just give us a call and we’ll put your plumbing issues right.