Out of all of the places in your house, your bathroom is the first place that comes to mind when you think of plumbing.
Of course, it doesn’t stop there, there’s the kitchen as another main area for plumbing.
But most of your plumbing applications are in your bathroom. Therefore, you need to keep the plumbing in your
bathroom running smoothly.
Here are some tips to do just that, so that you don’t have to rush to call a plumber, or worse – live with a nasty little flood.
5 Tips to Keep your Bathroom Plumbing Running Smoothly
Plumbing is great – when it works. When it doesn’t it very quickly becomes not-so-great. Fortunately, preventative maintenance is easy for you to do to keep the plumbing in your bathroom running smoothly!
Tip 1 – Flush Only Waste & Toilet Paper
This is one where erring on the side of caution is better than thinking it will be okay. There are plenty of items that are said to be “flushable”. Examples include some wipes and things that aren’t quite “flushable”, like paper towels, that occasionally get flushed. It won’t always or consistently cause a clog, but it definitely can. Only flush the necessities and throw everything else out.
Tip 2 – Hair Catcher
If you have long hair, this one should definitely be on your mind. Showers very, very quickly become clogged with stray long hair. And removal is not only not-so-great, but it can be a rough clog to fix. Do yourself a favor and prevent a plumbing issue in your shower by keeping a hair catcher on the drain and cleaning it regularly.
Tip 3 – Maintain Sink’s Pop-Up Stoppers
You know it’s been staring at you to be cleaned. Every time you brush your teeth, or use the bathroom, or shave, the sink drain is getting dirtier and dirtier. Most of that bunches up around the sink stopper. And when it becomes clogged, it stops your bathroom from running smoothly. So simply cleaning it regularly, weekly is perfect.
Need a Professional Hand FOR YOU BATHROOM PLUMBING?
We provide services in Monmouth and Ocean County to keep the plumbing in your bathroom running smoothly, so please call us at (732) 276-6997 if you need professional plumbing help!