Tips to Prevent Clogs in the Bathroom
Because of the amount of work and effort needed to fix bathroom clogs, most people do not dare mess with their home’s plumbing. Besides the fact that it will cause a huge inconvenience, no one really ever wants to deal with messy bathroom flooding, let alone clogged toilets and drains.
To avoid the hassle, it is important that you make sure that your bathroom plumbing is well-maintained. With the following tips, you can definitely minimise potential clog problems in your home.
1. Do not flush inappropriate things down the toilet.
This simple rule has been said for countless times already, but it is worth stressing again. Nothing should ever be flushed down the toilet other than body wastes and toilet paper. Things like sanitary pads and nappies should never be disposed on toilet bowls. Otherwise, they will cause clogs as they pile up in your plumbing system over time.
Save yourself from the inconvenience. Remember that no matter how small or dispensable the sizes of these things are, they should be thrown on the proper trash bins.
2. Do not use strong chemicals for your toilets and drains.
Some homeowners tend to opt for materials that make for instant results. Hence, the use of strong chemicals for their toilets and drains. However, what they do not know is that these chemicals can do more harm than good – especially when they are applied by those who are not experts in plumbing.
The use of strong chemicals for toilets and drains can be highly dangerous, particularly for old bathroom fixtures and pipes. They can damage plumbing systems which can lead to clogs or leaks.. Aside from that, strong chemical solutions may also have adverse effects on health. They damage the skin if it comes in contact with it and can also cause respiratory problems when inhaled.
3. Place drain screens in your bathroom sink and shower.
To filter what goes down your drain, it is a good idea to place drain stoppers in your bathroom sink and shower. That way, you collect the hair, soap residue, and gunk before it enters the plumbing system. Otherwise, they will pile up and cause clogs after a while.
It is not enough that you just place these screens on the drain though. Equally important is that you clean them regularly to ensure that they still work their purpose. If not, these drain screens themselves would be the one causing problems such as slow drainage and eventually, clogs.
4. Teach children what should not be flushed and drained in toilets and sinks.
Should there be children in your house (or if you are frequently visited by them), make sure that you teach them what should not be flushed in toilet bowls or drained in bathroom sinks. For instance, dental floss should not be left on the sink to be drained no matter how small it may seem. Tiny toys that could fit in the drain should also not be played with in the tub.
5. Hire professional plumbers for maintenance and repair.
When clogs happen, we usually think it’s okay to take the matter into our own hands. Some DIY techniques may work. However, if clogs reappear every now and then, there maybe a more serious issue at hand. In such cases, you will need to hire services from professional plumbers. That way, you can also ask for an expert advice on plumbing maintenance plans.
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