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What’s NOT to Do to Your Home Drains

What’s NOT to Do to Your Home Drains

  • With proper care, your drain pipe can last without a problem even beyond its life expectancy, but the opposite can happen when you’re not careful with the things you do to it. To help you have an idea of the things you could be doing that are no joke to your plumbing, check out the list we’ve collated for you. Although this list might not include every single thing you should avoid.

Things You Shouldn’t Be Flushing Down the Drains

  1. 1. Baby wipes
  2. 2. Menstrual products
  3. 3. Q-tips, cotton pads, and other cotton products
  4. 4. Dental floss
  5. 5. Diapers
  6. 6. Paper towels and tissues
  7. 7. Old pills
  8. 8. Cigarette butts
  9. 9. Cat litter
  10. 10. Gum
  11. 11. Cooking grease
  12. 12. Hair
  13. 13. Food waste
  14. 14. Bleach

What you should NOT do to your home drains

  1. Thrusting the toilet so hard
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  3. Toilet clogs can drive you nuts – it’s downright disgusting especially when you’d have to clear the clogs yourself. That’s why in the hope to get rid of a toilet clog quickly, many homeowners sometimes get frantic and don’t realize they’re thrusting the toilet so hard with their plunger. A hard and rapid push downward can break the wax seal between the toilet and the floor, leading to leaks and ultimately major repairs. In the worst case, it could even crack the bowl. Unless you intentionally want to damage it, apply only enough pressure on the toilet until you see it slowly drains.
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  1. Flushing the wrong things down the toilet
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  3. Taking care of the plumbing includes being responsible with what you flush down the drains. So, if you don’t want to deal with clogs in the toilet, give it a little favour. Don’t drop rubbish that doesn’t belong there, i.e. q-tips, baby wipes, hair, dental floss, cotton pads, menstrual products. The list goes on, so it’s best to keep a list of items posted where everyone in the house could see to avoid clog problems. Keep in mind, no matter how small the item, if they don’t break down or melt, they will just linger in your drains and wait for the perfect time to cause a pricey problem.
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  1. Using chemical drain cleaners
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  3. It’s normal to feel the urgency to clear a clog, but it is also during this time when you can get careless with your choices. So don’t ever take a trip to your local hardware store for chemical drain cleaners, for your drainpipe’s sake. They may be effective at clearing clogs, but they contain harsh chemicals that can take a toll on the pipes, leading to premature breakdown. The caustic chemicals of these types of cleaners can melt or warp your plastic pipes while the heat that it gives off can crack porcelain toilets if it is left to sit for too long.
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  1. Incorrect DIY
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  3. Who doesn’t want to clear a blocked drain on a budget? It’s easy to get plumbing repair sideways when you don’t know what you’re doing. When you just wish to save on cost can turn into more trial and error, more time wasted, and further repairs ordeal. Normally making little mistakes is not a big deal, but when it comes to clogs, you have to make sure you know what you’re doing. One wrong move can affect your entire plumbing system and an inappropriate repair method can damage not only the connected pipes and drains, but as well as your home. If you can’t manage clearing a clog yourself safely, call the professionals instead.
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  1. Putting off a clog problem to the last minute
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  3. A clogged drain happens in every home, but if you find your drains clogged more often than usual, you have a bigger plumbing problem to deal with immediately. Believe it or not, a seemingly simple clog that’s left unresolved can lead to a major sewer blockage. Sewage backup, burst pipe and even flooding are the worst things that can happen when you ignore a clog. If the sewage seeps into your floors or walls, the affected area will need to be gutted for it to be livable again. In the case of a burst pipe behind a wall, moisture will start to develop and will cause your wall paints to crack and wood materials to rot. Worst if your drain pipe bursts because of a clog and you’re not at home, you could end up with a flooded home.
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  • Hesitating to call a plumber to fix your drains
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  • We get it, you like to deal with a challenging task or you feel you are skilled enough to take clog drains problem on your shoulder, but you’re wrong. The easiest and safest way to go if you want to completely get rid of a clog forever is to ring a trusted blocked drain Sydney professionals. You just pay a few dollars and they can get the work done with a 100% success rate for you. Great savings than when you wait to fix it later or when you’ve already created a big mess in your plumbing.
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  1. Failing to consider drain relining Sydney services
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  3. Another option that you shouldn’t miss to consider to make sure your drain pipes are always in the best shape is drain pipe relining. If you’re already going bananas over frequent clogs, don’t let your drains or yourself suffer more. Frequent clogs is an obvious sign of a problem down the line. Problems can range from a fractured section of the drain pipe, tree-roots jamming, or a disconnected joint. Drain relining cost just like any type of repair that had gone so bad is cheaper if you do it early. Drain relining companies Sydney are skilled in repairing damages in pipes so it won’t reach to a point where you’d need to replace it, which implies, we would need to dig up a hole and trench in your property.
  • In cases where tree-roots are the cause of the problem, pipe relining services Sydney experts, like ourselves will cut away these roots and make sure they don’t cause trouble again in the future.

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