To Keep Your Plumbing in Good Shape, Never Flush These 9 Items

To Keep Your Plumbing in Good Shape, Never Flush These 9 Items

Indoor plumbing is one of the best things in modern society, even though it is actually pretty old. The first use of indoor plumbing is said to have been in 2500 BC. Most people love the convenience of having indoor toilets, though some Americans used outhouses through the end of the 20th century. HVAC contractors and experts in plumbing recommend you never flush these items down your toilet unless you really want to pay your area plumbing services company a lot of money. You should throw out and not flush feminine hygiene products. Pads and tampons wreak havoc with the pipes in your home. Even if the label says it […]

3 Common Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Garbage Disposal

Indoor plumbing dates as far back as 2500 BCE and, unfortunately, so do plumbing problems. Garbage disposals, in particular, are meant to keep your pipes clean of food particles that could cause blockages. However, when your garbage disposal is nearing the end of its life it can impact not just the way you clean but also your plumbing. Appliances like garbage disposals aren’t meant to last forever, and it can be difficult to determine when it’s time for a repair and when it’s time for a replacement. That being said, here are a few indicators that it may be time to call your local plumbing services for a new garbage […]

How To Prevent Common Winter Plumbing And Water Heater Problems

The winter season is for spending time with family and friends while staying toasty warm indoors. However, the increased amount of time spent indoors during the winter can have a big impact on water heaters and plumbing. The following are some of the most common types of plumbing and water heater problems you’re likely to experience during the winter season and how you can fix them. Food Particles And Grease Winter is a time of being together (and staying warm together). Holiday celebrations, family get-togethers, and reunions with old friends can mean a lot of work in the kitchen. This may not seem like a problem. After all, your kitchen […]

What You Shouldn’t Be Flushing Down Your Toilet

It’s estimated that you can save up to 18,000 gallons of water annually by investing a low flush toilet. However, you can save even more by not flushing certain objects down the toilet. The water in your home leaves through your pipes and down into the sewer system. This means the objects and fluids you flush that shouldn’t be going down the drain can cause harm not only to your own household pipes but also your city’s sewer system. What not to flush down the toilet Potential problems that can arise from flushing the wrong things down the drain include sewer backups into the environment, backups into your home, and chemical releases […]

Plumbing Hazards You Should Fix Before Summer’s End

No one likes having to deal with plumbing problems when they could be out having fun in the sun. However, what’s worse than trying to handle a plumbing repair during the summer is trying to handle it when the weather begins to chill and your leaky pipes become frozen, burstable pipes. By taking care of these plumbing hazards before summer ends, you can guarantee the scariest thing you experience this fall is your Halloween decor and not your plumbing: Problems with water heaters Cool showers may feel great during the summer months when your HVAC system isn’t quite enough for your polar bear preferences. But you may not feel that way when the leaves […]

5 Things You Shouldn’t Be Flushing, But Probably Are

Flushable doesn’t always mean flushable. At least that’s what some politicians are saying across the country. The reason? Loose regulations on what exactly qualifies as flushable allow companies to produce products that will not, in fact, degrade in the sewers. “Proponents of the bill — including DC Water, the city’s water utility — say the standards are needed because most wet wipes do not break down when flushed, causing stoppages in the sewer system,” WAMU writer Martin Austermuhle reported. Fortunately, it’s usually a lot easier to tell when a product is or is not flushable, right? Wrong. As anyone who has ever worked for a plumbing repair service will tell you, many […]