Bye-Bye Clogged Pipes: Plumbing Preventative Maintenance

As a homeowner, you need to be mindful of a number of things you probably didn’t pay attention to when you were living under someone else’s roof, renting, or living in an apartment. One of those things is plumbing. Preventative maintenance is the best way to avoid any sort of plumbing problems. Follow these tips to ensure you avoid any future plumbing mishaps in your home.


Don’t Flush Anything Other than Toilet Paper

This may seem like common sense, but sometimes people flush things other than waste and toilet paper, like wipes, paper towels, and feminine products. Even things like wipes that say they’re flushable should not be flushed down the toilet. Keep your pipes clear; anything other than toilet paper may clog them. Even large amounts of toilet paper at once have the potential to clog pipes. Avoid putting hot water in your toilet bowl, too. Your toilet is only designed for room temperature water.


Watch What you Put Down your Drains

You need to be mindful about what you’re putting down your drains. Grease is a no-no. It’ll cling to your pipes and has the potential to cause major clogging issues down the road. It goes without saying that food should be scraped into the trash rather than rinsed down the drain. You should be careful about what you put in your garbage disposal as well. You can’t just throw anything into the disposal, which is what far too many people think. Obviously, bones should not go into the disposal, but also be sure you toss heavier items in the garbage instead of the disposal; they have the potential to dull the blades. Avoid throwing high-fiber foods down the drain too, like lettuce, corn husks, and banana peels.


Find a Good Plumber

Don’t wait for an emergency; call Finken before you have an issue. You want someone you can rely on in an emergency situation, and you definitely shouldn’t attempt to fix plumbing issues on your own. This is also important if you’re remodeling or building a new home.


Finkens is here to help with all your plumbing needs. Give us a call at 1-877 FINKENS.