Tips to Ensure a Healthy Plumbing System

We rely on our plumbing every single day to bring water to us and to take waste away. However, your system isn’t indestructible. Wear and tear adds up over time and your plumbing will begin to degrade. Still, just like good habits can make your body healthier, good habits can improve the lifespan of your plumbing. Here are some tips to keep your pipes and drains healthy and long-lasting.

Drain Tips

It’s vital that you treat your drains well. One of the main ways homeowners hurt their plumbing is by putting the wrong things down their drains. For your toilet, the only things that should go down the drain are waste and toilet paper. In the kitchen, take care to avoid these common food items in your garbage disposal.

  • Egg Shells

  • Peels

  • Fibrous Vegetables like Onions or Celery

  • Grease

All of these common foodstuffs cause major problems for either your garbage disposal or your drains.

Don’t Ignore Leaks

Even small leaks can add up to a lost of wasted water over time. Even leaks as small as a few drops a minute equal a few gallons of water lost every month. Sometimes the issues can be as easily fixed as a tightening of a connection or you might have to call your local plumber to get the issue fixed.

However, if you are trying to fix your own leaks, you should be wary of over-tightening those connections. In fact, sometimes the solution can be worse than the initial problem.

These are just a few of the ways you can improve the health of your plumbing. Luckily, we have plenty of blogs on our site detailing some of the other ways you can help your plumbing!

Anderson Plumbing Heating and Electric can help you with your plumbing repairs and maintenance. Give us a call at (334) 231-6980 or fill out an online contact form! We are taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our technicians and our customers during this time.