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Preserving Plumbing Systems through changing Behavior

Learning the proper way to use plumbing systems will help users maintain properly working devices. Too many people only know the basics of their plumbing systems, and this leads them to hire plumbers when things breakdown. Altering your plumbing habits will help you to preserve your systems and also save money. Follow the advice mentioned below and you will see noticeable differences in your plumbing systems.

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Your toilet is not a garbage, and so you really must watch what is flushed. Some people think that any paper or cotton product will dissolve in water and that is not the case. Do not try and flush cotton balls/swabs, sanitary products, or paper towels. The only thing that should be flushed is toilet paper. You should even avoid products that say “flushable.” These products usually do not dissolve, and can end up doing serious damage to your system.

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Protect your drains from clogs by monitoring what does and does not go down your drain. Of course, you want to avoid food or objects that can literally get lodged in a pipe. Using strainers will help prevent this. Just because it is a liquid, does not mean that is should go down your drain. Fats, oils, and grease all stick to pipes, and debris then sticks to the liquids creating a clog. Also avoid glue, paint, and wax because these products harden in pipes. Lastly, you can install a garbage disposal. This device is inexpensive to buy, not hard to install, and can also help keep your pipes and plumbing system safe. A plumber in NYC can easily install a garbage disposal machine.

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