Every household experiences plumbing problems once in a while. These include issues such as clogged drains and toilets, leaky faucets and pipes, low water pressure, running toilets, and water heater problems.

Such issues can cost you a lot of money, so you surely want to prevent them from happening in the first place. To help you, here are some bad habits you need to stop doing to avoid plumbing issues or problems:

Using Too Much Chemical Drain Cleaners

Many homeowners pour chemical drain cleaners down their sinks when they’re slow to drain. Such products can be effective at clearing small clogs. However, they can also cause plumbing problems like sewage backup. They can corrode your pipes and harm the anaerobic bacteria or the waste-eating bacteria living in your septic tank.

Rinsing Hair Down Your Drains

Some hair strands can be washed down your drain when you shave or take a bath, especially if you have not installed a mesh sink screen or strainer. When this happens, you may experience clogs. The strands of your hair can cling to soap scums and other materials in your drain and cause damage to your pipes.  

Flushing Garbage Down the Toilet

Your toilet is not a trash can. So, flushing wastes such as cotton swabs, feminine hygiene products, kitty litter, paper towels, and wipes down your toilet is never a good idea. They can cause blockage in your sewer line and harm your septic system.

Ignoring Minor Leaks

Drips coming from your bathroom sink and other minor leaks may seem harmless, but they can cause significant problems. Aside from damaging your pipes, minor leaks can also destroy your carpet, ceiling, and hardwood flooring. In addition, leaks can lead to higher water bills.

Get in Touch With Royal Plus Today!

If you ever experience any plumbing problems in your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at Royal Plus immediately. We have professionals who will certainly help you with your needs. Contact us now to schedule an appointment or learn more about our residential plumbing and HVAC services. We’ll be happy to hear from you!