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Plumbing Tip: 4 Items to Keep Out of Your Pipes

Despite some belief, drains cannot handle certain things. When these items are allowed to enter the pipes of your plumbing system, it can result in serious clogs and over time, can lead to the pipes bursting. You shouldn’t have to worry about a plumbing problem when you have skilled San Francisco plumbers just a phone call away.

There are a few tips that a person can use when it comes to keeping things out of their pipes that could clog up those drains. The first tip is to make sure that no oil or grease goes down the drain. This is because the fat that is in the grease and oil is going to harden when they are in the pipes for a long period of time. Therefore, they are going to cause a blockage inside of the drain. Instead of pouring it down the drain, pour it into a container and dispose of it properly.

The second tip is to stay away from pouring harsh chemicals down the drain. Not only are these chemicals bad for the environment, but they can also be very bad for your pipes. This is because it can cause your pipes to start to erode which is going to cause damage to your plumbing. Therefore, you will need to dispose of all of these chemicals properly so that you don't have to worry about any of this damage happening to your pipes and the hazards will not be entering into the environment.

The third tip is to make sure that you are only flushing things down the toilet that are flushable. Your plumbing system is not designed to withstand flushing anything but the everyday toiletries down it. Therefore, if you know that something is not supposed to be flushed, then do not flush it down the toilet. The only things that need to be flushed down your toilet is toilet tissue. This is one of the best ways that you will be able to protect your pipes.

The fourth tip is to make sure that non-organic materials do not go down your drain. Some of these materials might include diapers and cigarette butts. Your pipes will not be able to handle the disposal process. In order to make sure that you do not end up with a problem with your plumbing, make sure that you only put foods that have been approved in the garbage disposal that is normally located inside of your sink.

At Mr. Rooter of San Francisco, we work hard to ensure our customers have plumbing systems that work effectively. We are determined to helping you get the services you need when you need them most to clear out any clogs or repair any problems as soon as possible.

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