When you have a plumber come to your home to inspect or repair your plumbing, he learns a great deal more about your bathroom habits than you might imagine. What might that include? For starters, he’ll instantly be able to tell what kind of showers you take, based on the presence or lack of mold and mildew in your bathroom. Beyond that, there are a few more things a plumber can determine just by taking a peek in your drains. Curious what they are? Our team at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating explains below.
You Flush Trash Down the Toilet
Are you guilty of flushing things that don’t belong in your toilet? Maybe feminine hygiene products, wipes, or even dental floss? If so, your plumber can easily tell when he inspects your toilet drain for obstructions that may be responsible for a clog.
Here’s what you need to know: The only things that ever belong in your toilet are toilet paper and human waste. And no, not even paper towels or “flushable” wipes can make it through your sewer system safely. If you hope to avoid paying for plumbing repair or professional drain cleaning, never use your toilet as a trash receptacle.
Someone Has Long Hair
Are your shower drains slower than normal? If so, there’s a decent chance a hair clog is the culprit, and your plumber will instantly be able to tell, just by plunging the drain a few times. When someone in your home has long hair, it’s always a smart idea to install a drain trap in your showers and bathtubs to catch any falling strands.
When combined hair and soap residue can form sticky, coagulated masses that can easily slow your drain. When this occurs, you’ll have no choice but to call in the professional drain cleaners.
You Use Chemical Drain Cleaners
If you’re a fan of Drano, when your plumber inspects your pipes, he’ll instantly know it. Chemical drain cleaners are highly caustic and can do some serious damage to your pipes when you use them frequently. Unfortunately, if your home contains outdated plumbing, these types of cleaners can eat away at pipe seals and junctures, putting you at risk for extensive leaks and water damage.
To avoid a major plumbing repair, resist the urge to pour chemical cleaners down your drains. Though they may be convenient in a pinch, that convenience comes with a steep cost. Any time you experience a pipe clog, your safest bet is to call a plumbing professional who can snake your drains.
Looking for a Reliable Central Wisconsin Plumber? Contact Steve’s Plumbing & Heating
When your bathroom drains start acting up, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating. Because we’re so confident in our work, we offer 100% satisfaction guarantees, which means if you’re less than thrilled, we’ll redo the work for free. To learn more about our plumbing services and how we can help you get your drains back on track, give our team a call at 715-421-1800. You can also feel free to get in touch with us online, and we’ll get back to you shortly!