Avoid Plumbing Problems in 4 Steps


Did you know that hosting guests frequently in your home can put pressure on your plumbing system? Without proper maintenance before, during and after your get-together, your plumbing may need to undergo expensive repair work.

Avoid plumbing problems with these tips from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing:

Replace the flapper. A worn or old toiler flapper can create problems in the bathroom and make it tough to flush. Replacing the flapper is quick, easy, and can help things flow smoothly during times of heavy usage.

Water down your disposal. Certain vegetable and fruit peels can be tough on a garbage disposal. When using your disposal, use plenty of water to help move scraps down the drain.

Place plungers in key areas. Plungers are not just for toilets. You can keep a clean plunger under the kitchen sink to help with clogs or slow moving drains. To use a plunger properly: pull the flange out from the bottom and use a quick pulsing motion to help remove a clog.

Have a plumbing inspection. Don't wait for a problem to surface and then call a plumber. A plumbing inspection, done by a trusted professional, can identify potential trouble areas before you have a house full of guests and a major plumbing emergency.

Source: Benjamin Franklin Plumbing