How To Keep Your Drain Pipes In The Best Condition

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In order to avoid as many plumbing problems as possible, you will need to do your best to make use of the following tips. This way, you may be able to save yourself a lot of money and frustration.

Refrain From Pouring Cooking Oil And Grease Down The Drain

Even if you run hot water down the drain while you are pouring oil or grease down the drain, there is still a good chance that you will end up dealing with a lot of problems. While there may not be an issue by pouring that stuff down the drain once or twice, it eventually will cause issues. The grease and cooking oil will only make it so far down the drain pipe before they cool off and coat the inside of the pipe. Over time, the coating will get thicker and thicker until no water is able to make its way through. When this happens, you could quickly find that there is water making its way back up the drain pipe and back into your sinks.

Keep Trees Away From The Underground Pipes

Do not plant or allow any new trees to grow near the location where your underground drain pipes are. The reason for this is that the roots of many trees can spread out so far and eventually push their way into the pipes. This can cause the pipes to break apart, which will send your waste water into the soil. It can also result in a large clog in the drain pipe, which could cause the waste water to make its way back into your house.

Keep The Pipes Clean

Do not make the mistake of assuming that there is nothing that you can do in order to clean the drain pipes. A mixture of warm water and some baking soda can do the trick. Simply mix it up and pour it down your drains. Try to avoid too many toxic chemicals to do the job of cleaning the drain pipes. This is because if your drain pipes are a little older, the harsh chemicals can actually cause more harm than good and you could end up destroying the drain pipes to the point that they will need to be replaced.

By keeping your drain pipes in the best possible condition with those tips, you should not find yourself faced with too many drain pipe problems in the future. Make sure to contact plumbing services if your drains and pipes are giving you continual trouble.

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