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Bad Plumbing Habits You Should Break Now

January 16, 2024

We all have bad habits that we would like to break. Although you may notice your bad habits and try to change them, you may not see those that could adversely affect the health of your home’s plumbing system.

Bullseye Home Services, your premier plumber in Venice, FL, lists some of the habits you need to ditch to keep your plumbing system in tip-top shape.

USING CHEMICAL DRAIN CLEANERS

You’re tired of water draining slowly down your sink or tub, so you pour a chemical cleaner down the drain. Problem solved, right? Not so fast! Although these products can get rid of minor clogs, they can cause more harm than you may think.

Chemical drain cleaners contain harsh ingredients that can corrode the pipes. With repeated use, the damage from these products will result in leaks and even burst pipes. If you have a septic tank, they can also kill the waste-eating bacteria found in the tank. This harm can create an emergency plumbing situation, and nobody wants that.

FLUSHING FEMININE PRODUCTS

Feminine products are designed to absorb fluids so they don’t decompose quickly. When you flush them, they are likely to expand and block the pipes. Unless it’s human waste or toilet paper, don’t flush it, or you will inevitably get extensive and costly plumbing repairs.

ALLOWING HAIR DOWN THE SHOWER DRAIN

Some people have a habit of shaving over the bathroom sink or in the shower, allowing hair to find its way down the drain. However, hair strands stick to soap deposits and other materials inside the pipes, forming clogs that require immediate plumbing services.

It’s never too late to break these bad plumbing habits. As your trusted plumbing company, Bullseye Home Services is here to give tips and advice on taking care of your plumbing system to avoid unwanted damage down the road. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.


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