3 Substances that Are Harming Your Plumbing System

Sewer line repair in South Pasadena by expert, local plumbersThe plumbing in your home is one of the biggest systems that work around the clock. When a toilet clogs or a leak develops, it’s not only an inconvenience, but it can put a huge dent in your savings. Luckily, South Pasadena homeowners have quite a bit of control over how well their plumbing systems work.

After 20+ years in the plumbing business, My South Pasadena Plumber Hero knows a thing or two about protecting drains and pipes. Here are 3 things that cause the most harm and should be avoided.

Chemical Drain Cleaners

Stop doing this right now! Everyone has used a chemical cleaner at one time or another. They are a cheap and instant solution for clogged kitchen and bathroom sinks, shower drains, and toilets. Unfortunately, they are ruining your pipes. These cleaners contain chemicals that will corrode pipes and lead to leaks.

Grease and Oil

It makes sense why you would rinse grease, oil, and fats from cooking down the kitchen sink. After all, isn’t that what the sink if for? The problem with doing this is that these substances harden as they cool creating a thick coating on the inside of the pipes that, after a short amount of time, can result in a blockage. Dispose of these substances in a glass jar or another container and throw them away.

Paper Products

Treating the toilet like a trash can is a big no-no. The only non-organic substance that should be flushed is one or two-ply toilet paper. Anything else like cleansing wipes, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, etc., should be thrown away in the trash.

I Have a Clog! Now What?

First, don’t panic. More likely than not it’s not a big deal. It’s something that can easily be taken care of with professional hydro-jetting.

Call My South Pasadena Plumber Hero and request a free, no-obligation, on-site evaluation. We’ll take a look at the problem and give you our expert advice about what you can do to get your drains, toilets, and sinks working like new again.

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