PlumbingNothing is worse than needing to call an emergency plumber at night or during a busy time of day. A burst pipe can be expensive, unpleasant, and even dangerous to you and your family. It’s good to know that most plumbing emergencies are preventable with the right installation and maintenance.

We’ll share 7 tried-and-true tips in this article to help you maintain your plumbing system and avoid future costly problems. Continue reading to find out more.

What are some common plumbing problems?

Unfortunately, most plumbing problems are the result of negligence and bad habits. The system is not at fault. It can be a game changer to know what bad habits you have and how to avoid them.

Keep your plumbing system in good shape with these 7 tips:

1. Don’t misuse your garbage disposal

Avoid pouring grease, or fibrous material (cornhusks and onion skins) into the garbage disposal. This can cause a blockage in the garbage disposal. Do not push large quantities of waste into the garbage disposal at once. Instead, dispose of them gradually while running cold water.

2. Pour no oil down the drain

Even though warm oil or grease might seem fluid and soft, it will cool down and harden. It will then stick to your pipes. Over time, the problem will worsen and can clog your sink pipes and sewer lines.

3. Use DIY cleaners with caution

Most Americans use DIY cleaners for their plumbing to avoid clogs. Although DIY cleaners are generally safer for your pipes than harsh chemicals, they can still cause damage with time. Always use pipe cleaners in moderation to be safe. If you’re not sure, hire a plumbing contractor in Myrtle Beach.

Plumbing4. Avoid DIY approaches

It is notoriously hard to diagnose and repair plumbing issues without the right training, equipment, and experience. If you are not a trained plumber, it is best to leave plumbing issues to the experts.

5. Avoid flushing flushable wipes

Even though flushable wipes decompose slowly in water, flushing them in large quantities can cause a blockage to your septic tank and pipes. Do not flush anything other than toilet paper.

6. Don’t postpone repairs

Over time, plumbing problems tend to worsen. Even a simple slow drain or clogged pipe can lead to a ruptured pipe, a leak or a catastrophic sewage back-up. Call a plumbing contractor as soon as you notice any signs of a problem.

7. Keep your plumbing system in good condition

Contact a reputable plumbing company and ask them to perform regular maintenance checks on your plumbing system. It will help to identify any problems and address them in a timely fashion, reducing repair costs and preventing major inconveniences.

Where can I find an experienced plumber?

Do you need a company with a solid reputation that offers professional HVAC and plumbing installation, repair and maintenance services? You can’t go far wrong if you give us a call.

Our team is made up of specialists with the necessary skills, equipment, and experience to deal with any plumbing issue. Call Blue Ribbon Plumbing LLC now to take advantage of our 24/7 availability and client-oriented attitude.

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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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