Ways You May Unintentionally Damage Your Drains

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Drain cleaning is one of the easiest tasks you can check off your home’s maintenance checklist. Unfortunately, it is also too easy to cause damage to your drains even with the best of intentions. While you can always get a plumber in Murrieta, CA from A.M. Plumbing & Rooter to look into the issue, you can avoid untimely repairs in the first place by knowing how to properly take care of your drains. We share some of the common ways you may unintentionally damage your drains.

Using Chemical Drain Cleaners

While chemical drain cleaners are heavily marketed as an easy fix when you have a clog, they can cause significant damage to your drains and pipes in the long run. They are also dangerous to use and can cause adverse health reactions if you have direct contact with them to your skin or breathe in their fumes. Drain cleaning in Murrieta, CA by professionals is a safer option.

Flushing Foreign Objects

When you put things like wipes, dental floss, and feminine products down the toilet, you run the risk of a terrible clog. That said, you should only flush waste and toilet paper, then put everything else, even things deemed “flushable,” in the trash. Otherwise, you will need professional drain cleaning services to restore your toilet.

Pouring Grease and Oil Down

Grease and oil should never go down your drains. Whether it’s cooking oil or residue from your favorite foods, these substances can cause a badly clogged drain. They can harden in the pipes and cause major damage. Throw them in the garbage instead of down the kitchen sink drain.

DIY Snaking When Inexperienced

Another way you can unintentionally damage your drains is by DIY drain snaking. Unfortunately, if you don’t have the proper knowledge or have the wrong plumbing snake, you might only end up damaging your drains and pipes. It is smarter to let a pro handle things for you.

As your trusted drain cleaning company, A.M. Plumbing & Rooter is here to provide you with expert advice and help you take care of your drains. Get in touch with us to learn more about our services or to book an appointment.

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