Your pipes are one of the only systems in your home that operates nonstop – all day, every day. Between your everyday showers, dishes, and laundry, your plumbing has a lot of water to move, and that’s a lot of work! Over time, all that water moving through your pipes can cause them to thin out, start leaking, and occasionally even burst! To protect your investment, our team at Drain Genie Plumbing Services has put together a list of habits you can start today to lengthen the life of your pipes.
1. Avoid Chemical Drain CleanersYes, we all love the convenience of chemical drain cleaners. After all, what could be easier than pouring liquid down the drain? However, the problem is that the drain cleaner doesn’t know the difference between the clog and the pipes themselves. Its job is to dissolve anything in its path. Therefore, after the clog is gone, the chemicals will continue eating away at your pipes. Using chemical drain cleaners regularly could inflict irreparable damage to your pipes.
2. Don’t Ignore Drain ProblemsSmall leaks and slow drains may not seem like a big deal. However, unfortunately, leaks grow, and slow drains get worse. Even the smallest leak will wear away the connections over time, causing the leak to get worse. And slow drains are a sign of blockage somewhere in your pipe system. It will increase the pressure, which will cause your pipes to work harder and wear out faster.
3. Invest in Regular Drain Cleaning
Even if you take great care of your pipes, they still have a dirty job to do. Gunk is going to build up no matter what; and you don’t want to leave it there, making your pipes work harder than they should. Having your pipes professionally cleaned on (at least) a yearly basis will help you avoid build-up. They’ll will work more effectively and you won’t have to worry about clogs or leaks.
Drain Genie is a family-owned and -operated business in the Orlando, FL, area, and we want your pipes to last for years to come. Contact us today at (407) 490-1230 to schedule a professional drain cleaning, or any other plumbing need you may encounter this summer.