Common Plumbing Problems to Avoid
Common plumbing problems can be draining on you as well as your household. Between clogged toilets, dripping faucets, and slow draining tubs and showers, it’s just annoying. But believe it or not, these common plumbing problems can be avoided if you take some steps before they become big problems. LaPensee Plumbing, Pools, and Air can help you to avoid them in the future.
To avoid a clogged toilet take these steps:
- Don’t flush flushable wipes, no matter what the product says, they’re not flushable.
- Don’t flush feminine products, they should always go in the trash
- Diapers are a no-no as well
- Also, it’s tempting to clean out your brush and put that hair down there too, but put that in the trash too
If you do have a clog, try using a plunger to get these or other items unstuck before the clog becomes a real problem. If not, call a professional plumber.
Slowly Draining Drains
These can be avoided by not putting grease down the kitchen sink. This will build up along the edges of pipes, catching every little thing that goes down the drain, making the opening smaller and smaller as time goes on. Regular maintenance is best to keep this from happening. Having a plumber come and clear the drains will keep them running in their best shape.
Does your toilet run for a while after you flush it? This can be as simple as a problem with the flapper not closing properly, or a chain that is too short. Again, with regular maintenance and inspection, this can save the headache of listening to running water, as well as saving on your water bill! It’s a simple fix by either you or your local plumber too!
Avoid these common plumbing problems with regular maintenance as well as good preventative maintenance. LaPensee Plumbing is here for you 24/7 with emergency plumbing. We serve Bradenton, Sarasota, Anna Maria Island, Lakewood Ranch and Longboat Key areas! Contact us to learn more.