SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Colepepper Plumbing, a HomeAdvisor top-rated company serving the greater San Diego area with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, is offering advice on best practices for drain and plumbing maintenance.
"If the exterior the home is the skin, then the plumbing would be the veins," said Mitch Kenney, owner of Colepepper Plumbing. "The most important part of protecting plumbing starts with the drains. Homeowners need to know what can and cannot go through their plumbing system to prevent any malfunctions."
Kenney said there are many myths about what can and cannot go down drains. Consumer products, such as flushable wipes, claim they are flushable or safe for drains, but the majority are still not manufactured to properly deteriorate within a wastewater facility.
Kenney and his team at Colepepper Plumbing offer the following suggestions to avoid clogged drains and damaged plumbing:
- Flushing 101: Not all things are created equal. Many items are not manufactured to go through plumbing. Some common items that consumers flush are flushable wipes, baby wipes, hair, floss, cotton pads, cotton swabs and medication. If there is a doubt about flushing something, do not flush it. These items can effectively clog plumbing or create leaks.
- Avoiding plumbing backups: The best way to keep plumbing from backing up is to ensure that debris has difficulty entering drains. Homeowners can clean their pipes, especially around the elbow joint, where items commonly get stuck. This will aid water flow through the plumbing system.
- Protect your drains: One of the most hazardous materials a homeowner can put down a drain is cooking grease. Even with hot water, cooking grease will solidify and potentially cause clogs in your plumbing. Kenney advises being aware of what gets put in garbage disposals, as well. Coffee grounds, pasta, eggshells and industrial cleaners will cause more harm than good. Homeowners can purchase a drain-grate that will prevent unwanted materials from entering the plumbing system. Run hot water through drains when you are finished to help loosen debris from drains and pipes.
"A clean drain is a happy drain. If a homeowner is keeping their drains cleared of debris, the likelihood of clogs, leaks and damage is significantly reduced," said Kenney. "If you ever second guess putting something down a drain or disposal, go with your gut instinct and put it in the trash instead. Chances are that it will save you from a major headache in the future."
For more information on protecting your plumbing or to schedule an appointment, call 619-838-1322 to speak with a licensed professional or visit www.colepepperplumbing.com/.
About Colepepper Plumbing
Colepepper Plumbing, rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, is a third-generation, family-owned and operated plumbing business serving San Diego and surrounding areas. Backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, Colepepper offers plumbing, drain and sewer repair, toilet repair and water filtration. Colepepper Plumbing has been awarded Best Plumbers in San Diego by Expertise, the Super Service Award by Angie's List, and Top-Rated Elite Service Provider for HomeAdvisor. For more information, call 619-838-1322 or visit https://www.colepepperplumbing.com/.
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