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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

When talking about any profession, most people tend to focus on the here and now. That's understandable. it's really important to know what's going on in the present tense. But you are missing out on some vital information if you never read and learn about the history of a profession. This applies to plumbing, in particular. You can really further your understanding of the profession by knowing how it began and what changes have been made over the years. That's why we sometimes reference the history of plumbing on this blog. We'll also dive into the future of the profession from time to time because, after all, you have to know where you're headed.




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Plumbers: Back Then, Today, and Tomorrow

What Is Causing Your Plumbing Issues? 3 Things You May Be Doing

by Madison Dean

The plumbing in your household may seem like it can handle a lot, and it can, but with time, your plumbing will start to have issues that will be noticeable and messy if you aren't careful. You need to use the drains in your home properly to prevent plumbing issues. If you do encounter a problem such as clogs or backups, it could be because of the things you are doing and not taking good care of your drains. Read on for some things you could be doing to cause your own plumbing issues.

1. Pouring Grease And Oil Down The Drain

If you cook food with oil and grease, then pour the hot liquid down the drain thinking that it will be fine if you wash it down with really hot water from the tap, you are wrong. The grease and oils can build up down in your drain line and harden, which can eventually lead to a clog. Not only will you have a clog that can stop anything from getting through the drain, but it can also lead to a backup and foul odors coming from the drain. Instead, allow the grease and oil to cool and harden, then toss it in the trash instead.

2. Flushing Wipes Down Your Drain

If you are flushing anything other than toilet paper down your toilet drain, you could eventually cause a clog. You should only ever flush waste and toilet paper down your toilets. Never flush wipes or feminine products down your toilet drain. If you flush any of these items down your drain, they could become stuck further out in your drain line and lead to a clog over time. Even if the items say they are flushable, you should never flush them down your toilet drain. Toss them into the trash instead.

3. Not Using Drain Stops

If you do not use the drain stops in your sinks or tubs, other items may fall down the drain that you don't want in the drain. Food particles may get washed down the drain if the drain stop isn't being used, or small items could get washed down the tub in your bathroom. Use the drain stops in all of your drains to catch smaller things and stop them from getting into your drain lines.

If you have plumbing issues often, it may be because of things you may be doing, or not doing properly. Hire a professional plumber if you have an issue that you are unable to repair on your own.