Plumbing problems inevitably happen when you have lived in a house for some years. We may want to do what we can to avoid calling a plumber, even though in some cases it is best to, because they can be quite expensive. You’ll want to avoid hiring a plumber especially if you repeatedly experience problems with the boiler or water system. The costs can add up and it may be time to figure out how to prevent the problems rather than waiting to do something until they occur. Read on for some top plumbing tips for homeowners to give you an idea of what you can do.
- The number one way to prevent problems with plumbing is to only flush thin toilet paper down the toilet. Apparently the most common cause of a blocked drain is wet wipes. It doesn’t matter if it says on the packet that they are flushable or biodegradable, toilets and drains are not designed to handle them. Throw them in the bin instead, and definitely do not flush sanitary products down the toilet as they are thick and most of the time contain plastic.
- Another thing we should not wash down the sinks because they block the drains by clogging them, is oil. You could put them in your food waste, as long as there is already food in it to absorb the oil, or if it’s fat and grease, you should let it solidify then throw it away and wipe the excess grease with a paper towel before washing up.
- Lastly, instead of using PVC plastic pipes and pipe connectors, you should use Copper Pipe Connectors as they are a lot more durable. Visit watkinspowis.co.uk/products/copper-pipe-fittings-and-press-systems/ to buy yours now.