4 Silly Mistakes You’re Making With Your Plumbing

Ever experience a plumbing problem at home and wonder why in the world it started in the first place? Unless you have a background in the field or are really well-versed in plumbing, it can be difficult to determine why plumbing issues pop up. But, truth be told, a lot of times it’s because of mistakes you’re making that can easily be avoided! Here’s what we mean:

You act like your garbage disposal is a trash can.
And your drains too, for that matter. While sending small crumbs down the drain doesn’t seem like a big deal, and while your garbage disposal is meant to help you get rid of waste, neither should be treated as if it were your actual trash can. If you tend to put most, if not all, of your food scraps down the drain, don’t be surprised if your plumbing starts to act up.

You’re putting pressure on your fixtures.
Let’s use your shower as an example – do you have shower accessories hanging from the shower head to help you keep your soaps and shampoos organized? Sure this is convenient and probably looks nice, but all of that added weight on your shower head can lead to some major concerns.

You’re flushing too much of the wrong stuff.
We can’t stress this one enough – remember that waste and toilet paper are the only two things that should be flushed down the toilet. How many times have you flushed tissues, paper towels or other household items to get rid of them quickly? While one or two times may not hurt, this is really something that should be avoided.

You’re not having your drains cleaned.
Preventative maintenance is so, so important when it comes to your plumbing, and having your drains cleaned is one thing you can do to keep your system healthy. That’s because drains that are not cleaned often are more likely to clog up, and water that drains slowly over time can even cause permanent damage to your plumbing fixtures. If you can’t remember the last time you had your drains cleaned, now is the time to make an appointment with us.

Although these mistakes are relatively easy to avoid and just require you to be a bit more conscientious, we at Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter know that sometimes plumbing problems will pop up anyway – that’s why we’re always here to help. Our team is available around the clock to perform plumbing services in your Orange County home, and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our work.

If you ever need assistance, just give us a call at 714.630.8766.