Ways to Take Care of Your Plumbing at Home

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Below are a few ways you can maintain your plumbing system on your own a couple times a year for routine maintenance.

Avoid Store-Bought Drain-Clearing Chemicals

It might seem like a good idea to buy a bottle of something at the store that says it can clear your drain. Since clogged drains are among the most common home plumbing problems, it can be a tempting solution. However, sometimes these products can do more harm than good for your plumbing system. Some chemicals can actually erode your pipes.

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Pay Attention to What You Put Down Your Drains

From your kitchen sink to your bathtub to your toilets -- remember to be careful what you put down your drains. Clean out food scraps from your kitchen drains and clean hair out of your bathroom drains. Sure, this is incredibly unglamorous work, but it will pay off in dividends when it comes to your plumbing bill.

Keeps Sewer Lines and Septic Tanks Clear

Do you have municipal sewers? If so, hire a plumber who will be able to snake your main sewage cleanout. This should be done at least every few years and will only cost $75 - $150. Sewage cleanouts remove tree roots that will inevitably work their way into your pipes, which lead to unwanted sewage backups. Those who have septic systems will want to get theirs pumped out every 5 years or so, which can cost anywhere from $200 - $500.

If you have any additional questions about how you can take care of your plumbing system, please contact GM Plumbing Corporation today.

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