3 Things Your Plumber Wishes You Wouldn't Do

There are a number of things that you shouldn’t be doing to your plumbing system. Sometimes, even although you think that you’re being efficient and fixing issues, you may be costing yourself more money in the long run.

Stop Throwing Everything Down The Toilet

Even if certain items are deemed as flushable, avoid throwing feminine hygiene products, personal cleaning wipes, toilet cleaning sponges or make-up remover pads into the toilet. Due to the fact that these items don’t disintegrate quickly, they will get stuck in your drains and cause blockages.

Don’t Attempt The Plumbing Work Yourself

If you are experienced in plumbing and know that you are capable of carrying out the work, by all means, go ahead and do it. If not, stay away. While you think that you may be able to resolve the problem, chances are, you are actually causing further harm. If you’re unsure, please get in touch and speak with a professional – it might just save you money in the long run.

Don’t Overload The Garbage Disposal

Your garbage disposal is great but it can be abused at times. If you overuse it or put too much rubbish inside the garbage disposal it can damage it and end up costing quite a lot of money in the long run. Fibrous food like celery and artichokes can cause major issues to your garbage disposal. Also, avoid pushing through large amounts of garbage at once. Instead, feed the garbage slowly into the disposal with cold running water.

Speak To Professionals

If you would like to find out more about managing your plumbing or to arrange for an experienced professional to assist you with any plumbing issue you’re having, get in touch with us at Dutton Plumbing any time. We’re more than happy to help and with our years of experience, we pride ourselves on our knowledge of all things plumbing related.