3 Things that Are Ruining Your Home’s Plumbing

It’s easy to blame plumbing problems on faulty systems and poor installation, but the truth is that people are plumbing’s biggest enemy. How we treat our home’s plumbing system can have a huge effect on how well it works.

At Torrance Plumbing and Rooter, we see the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to residential plumbing. In this post, we’d like to pass along our years of experience and knowledge to you to encourage you to use your plumbing the way it was intended to be used.

Not Everything Is Flushable

Flushing anything and everything down the toilet isn’t doing your plumbing any good. Even though products like tampons and wipes might be promoted by manufacturers as being flushable, trust us. They’re not.

The only non-organic substance that’s flushable is toilet paper in small amounts. Toilet tissue is designed to breakdown quickly in water, so it doesn’t stay in pipes for long. Tampons and cleansing wipes might be biodegradable, but they don’t breakdown fast enough in pipes to not cause problems.

Your Reliance on Liquid Drain Cleaners

People use liquid drain cleaners too much. Although they seem to do the job and clear sinks fast, they’re not good for your plumbing system. These cleaners contain chemicals that when used frequently will cause pipes to corrode and fail.

If you’re constantly running to the store for liquid drain cleaner, call a plumber in Torrance. Schedule professional drain cleaning to really clear out your home’s drains. You’ll save yourself the frustration of dealing with clogs and you won’t keep spending money on solution that doesn’t really work.

You Have a Garbage Disposal

Don’t get us wrong. We know how convenient garbage disposals are. We have them in our homes too. Still, these small appliances wreak havoc on kitchen plumbing because they’re overused. ‘

How many times have you stuffed your garbage disposal full of food waste? How many times has this causes a backup? If you must use a disposal, only put small amounts of food in the grinder at a time. We recommend batch garbage disposals because they only accept small amounts of food waste at a time.

Contact Us Today

You deserve to have plumbing that works. If you have recurring plumbing problems, call us for 24-hour plumbing service in Torrance, CA. We’re here for you when you need us most because we care. Call Torrance Plumbing and Rooter 24/7!

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