We often don’t realize how much we rely on plumbing until we start to have issues—a dripping faucet here, a clogged drain there. As your home ages, it’s natural to encounter some plumbing issues, and while some are an easy DIY fix, others are better left to the professionals.
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Blockages in the kitchen or bathroom are bound to happen from time to time, especially in the summer months, or if you have kids. The most commonly clogged drains are in kitchens because people often put things down the drain that should not be put there.
To avoid clogs, dispose of these items in the garbage, not in the sink:
- Starches such as rice, pasta, or potatoes
- Corn husks
- Coffee grounds
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The U-shaped pipes below your plumbing fixtures are called traps, and they help prevent foul odors from wafting up the pipes and into your home.
Generally, if water routinely runs through these pipes, sewer odors will be kept at bay. But if the pipes dry out, you might smell unpleasant odors coming from your drains. Run water frequently through all your sinks, and if you think there might be a clog, call Frank Gay Services!
Toilet clogs are common. Make sure that your family is aware that feminine products, flushable wipes, hair, etc., should not be flushed down the toilet.
Although a plunger can take care of most clogs, some require a service call to your local plumber.
As always, we recommend regular plumbing maintenance checkups for your home. A simple preventive checkup can save you from costly disruptions because you will be addressing problems before they become worse.
Leaking fixtures are often caused by worn or damaged seals, washers, or O-rings. Unfortunately, this is due to normal wear and it is not something that can be prevented.
If you notice a leak, give our commercial plumbers at Frank Gay Services a call. We will get it fixed quickly and save you from wasting water!
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Keep your drains flowing without a clog and take care of leaks before they become a bigger problem this summer!