The throne room, the lavatory, the loo..whatever you call it. It’s one of the most private rooms in our homes. We spend so much time in the bathroom that we begin to develop habits that we start to do on the daily. Some of them might not be so good for the longevity of your plumbing…Here are at least four!
1- Letting hair wash down your drain
Some think that only long hair is to blame when it comes to drain clogging. But alike for shower drains as well as sink drains, any build up of hair along with soaps, conditioners, and/or shampoos creates a rat’s-nest-like clog. Make the attempt to catch your stragglers with a hair guard and it will help prevent the growth of the obstruction!
2- Using liquid drain cleaners
Although they may be advertised as a helping hand in solving your clogged drain problems, they do more damage than good. The chemicals used in these products are so harsh they eat away at your pipes and corrode them from the inside out if you use them too often. Do your best at trying to unclog it with a snake, call your friendly plumber (California Plumbing), or prevent the clog!
3- Steamy showers
It’s so nice to enjoy a long, hot shower at the end of a tiring day. But too much steam too often in your bathroom can help propel the growth of mold and mildew if they are left untreated. Click HERE to read about three ways to prevent the build up of mold in the bathroom!Your water heater can be one of the most costly running utilities in a home. Turning it off for a few days while you’re gone won’t cause any harm or damage and should save you some money. Some water heaters have a “vacation mode” which is a perfect alternative if you have this option.
4-Your toilet’s not your trash can!
A common misconception is that your toilet can take almost anything you throw in it, this is false. Your toilet shouldn’t be taking down any additional trash. Wet wipes, paper towels, or other trash should be thrown into a trash bin and kept out of the toilet to prevent any major pipe clogging and damage!
*This blog is for general understanding and educational purposes only and should not be used in place of professional advice. Please contact a professional at California Plumbing San Diego for a consultation.