Much like a tree, your home’s plumbing system branches off the main sewer line to every faucet, toilet, and drain in your home. The system is intricate, and a problem at any one of these branches can impact the effectiveness of the entire system. Additionally, choosing to ignore the problem could lead to clogs in your main sewer line, which could require extensive repairs. Fortunately, maintaining your plumbing regularly can help you avoid an expensive plumbing repair.

Get Your Drains Cleaned Regularly

At Drain Blaster Bill, we’ve found that getting your drains cleaned regularly is one of the most effective ways to maintain your system. When it comes to draining cleaning, our team doesn’t simply go in and attempt to unclog the drain. Before we do anything to your drain, we analyze your drain to ensure we can uncover hidden problems. We use a micro-camera to determine what’s going on with your drain. Once we’ve diagnosed your system, we get to work. Our services are an excellent means of both preventing and fixing problems.

Know What Can Go Down Your Drains

On a daily basis, many people take their plumbing for granted. With the plumbing system working as it should, most homeowners or people with access to the home may assume the plumbing system will work properly continually since it’s been working for years. Unfortunately, many plumbing problems are the result of prolonged misuse. For instance, constantly putting grease down your drain can create backups. The best way to avoid clogs and backups is to know what can go down your drains. You should avoid putting the following items down your drain:

  • Lard
  • Cooking oil
  • Fat from meat
  • Baking goods
  • Sauces

To be safe, you should only place liquids that are water soluble down your drain. Everything else should go in your trash can.

Only Use Cleaning Products that Are Plumbing Pipe Friendly

Over-the-counter cleaning products are another source of plumbing problems. Many of these products are harsh on your pipes. They are corrosive, which could deteriorate your pipes over time. To ensure your plumbing system works as it should, you should purchase cleaning products that are mild, yet effective. Our plumbing team can help you identify products that work best for your system.

Heed Symptoms that Highlight You Have a Plumbing Problem

When there is a problem with your plumbing, you will most likely see signs. You may notice a reduction in your water pressure or your drains may be slower than normal. All of these problems are symptoms of a bigger problem. If you notice these problems, then you must take steps to remedy the problem before it gets worse.

At Drain Blaster Bill, we are more than happy to help you maintain your plumbing. We can offer you advice and provide preventive services that will help you avoid major plumbing problems.