Often we find ourselves with our complete family members at home. A sense of togetherness is an incredible feeling but at the same time, it puts some strain on the house plumbing system. Particularly, when you have a house which is old and accommodates a big family. Such minor inconveniences can be avoided vigilantly by involving all the family members to play their part or the neglect can turn these inconveniences into an unavoidable mess.
The main figure of the house should be aware of all the plumbing system dos and don’ts and he is responsible for sharing all the basic but essential information with the family members. Life is already getting complex and the last thing you need is clogged drains and pipes. In this article, we have shared a few tips that can help you keep the plumbing system running successfully.
1. Avoid Flushing Wipes
All sorts of wipes irrespective of whatever the label says, including the flushable wipes must not be flushed in the bathrooms. They must be disposed of in the dustbin of the bathroom. As these wipes gradually pile up in the pipes after their inability to break or dissolve in water. The gradual piling up of these wipes then clogs the pipes and the septic tank where the bacteria grows which even spreads into the rest of the plumbing system.
It damages the sewer system in the long run. However, in case of such heavy damage, the services of a plumbing company become a must. Other than wipes, some other stuff including tissues, cotton balls, dental floss, swabs, tampons, diapers, etc should never be flushed.
2. Avoid Using Garbage Disposal as Garbage Can
There should be a list of garbage disposal dos and don’ts which must be shared with every member of the family. The washroom’s garbage disposal can be considered similar to the house’s mechanical garbage can.
As certain things are not safe to put in a specific garbage can. All the family members of the house should be reminded that putting garbage in garbage disposal cans can help avoid the clogging of pipes and all the plumbing systems.
3. Stop Using Chemical Dry Cleaners
The use of chemical drain cleaners aggravates the problem. Instead of using them to clear and clean the drainage issues, try other drain-clearing techniques. These drainage cleaners contain chemicals that are very harsh and thus badly impact the plumbing system.
It might do some good in the short run but in the long run, it damages the plumbing system, as it gets in direct contact with the walls of the pipes and may cause leakages and other issues by damaging them. These long-term plumbing problems can be costly in your pocket as well.
4. Gap of 10 Minutes Between Each Shower
Having a big family sometimes can be problematic. When all the family members are at home, the washrooms are usually occupied. It is better to be aware of the fact that drains need time to clean the liquid and stuff. So it is better to avoid getting in the shower frequently after you get out. A gap of 10 minutes should be taken to give the drain time to do its job.