Category Archives: Plumbing Issues

Four Things to Never Put Down the Drain

In a pinch, it’s easy to throw anything and everything down the household drain for quick disposal. However, there are some things you should not put down the train for fear of ruining your pipes or contaminating natural waterways.

Read on for a few things you should never put down the drain.

Grease can coat your pipingA Clean, Unclogged Drain

We’ve all heard that you shouldn’t pour grease down the drain, but we’re not just talking about the fat created from sizzling some bacon. All oil-based products can stick to the inside of your pipes and piping along the street. To be safe, avoid pouring cooking oil, butter, mayonnaise, salad dress and fat down the drain. Instead, wait until it’s cool and dispose of it in the trash.

Medication & cleaning products can cause contamination

If you flush medication down the drain, it’s possible the chemicals can contaminate your drinking water and the environment. Instead, dispose of unnecessary medication at your local pharmacy or police department in one of their medical waste disposal units.

Cleaning products have the potential to contaminate waterways and the environment as well. Most products contain items that are not removed at water treatment plants and can harm the ecosystem.

Coffee grounds can build up

When brewing your morning cup of joe, make sure to not throw the used coffee grounds down the drain or it can lead to pipe buildup! Instead, throw them in the garbage or scatter them around your garden to ward off pests.

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How to Find the Right Toilet for You and Your Family

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Signs and Symptoms of a Drainfield Failure

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Things to Look for When Shopping for a New Toilet

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How to Safely Clear a Clogged Sink Drain

Whether it is hair, grease, or something worse, clogged sinks are a common source of headaches for homeowners. However, there are ways to clear a clogged sink on your own before turning to the professionals for help. Here are a few ways to safely clear a clogged sink drain. Remove the sink stopper Start withContinue Reading