Clogs are gross; there’s just no way around that fact. Unfortunately it’s likely that you’ll deal with a number of them over the course of your life because indoor plumbing is both a necessity and commonplace, and clogs can be a somewhat unavoidable problem with plumbing systems. But there are ways you can prevent at least some clogs from developing with the new plumbing from your kitchen remodeling in Fort Lee, and our BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc., technicians have outlined some of these suggestions below:
Install a Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposals pulverize food waste into a manageable form of waste that can be easily washed down your drains. As long as you follow the guidelines, which include things like keeping glass, plastic, metal and FOG (fats, oils, grease) out of the disposal, you can avoid food-related clogs from developing.
Clean Your Pipes with Baking Soda and White Vinegar
One of the best ways to scour your pipes with an all-natural remedy: white vinegar and baking soda. The chemical reaction that occurs when these two materials combine in your drain creates a mixture that can scour some very tough stuff off the insides of your piping; you can even do it with your toilet. Doing this once a month can help keep your plumbing in tip-top shape.
Run Hot Water
If you don’t have a garbage disposal, running hot water down your pipes is a good thing because it helps clear sticking debris and flushes it out of the system. Running hot water twice a week is a good way to keep your drains healthy.
Don’t Dump FOG into Your Drain
FOG (fats, oil, grease) is one of the prime enemies of any plumbing system, be it big or small. FOG sticks easily, and when it congeals, it can become hard and stubborn. Hot water will not help the full removal of FOG from your plumbing system because it only serves to melt it and push it further into your drains, where it can congeal.
Schedule Annual Plumbing Maintenance
Just as schedule annual heating maintenance for your heating system, so, too, should you schedule plumbing maintenance for your plumbing system.
Don’t let those brand new plumbing pipes from your Fort Lee kitchen remodeling become clogged with gunk.
Use these tips from our BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc., experts and keep your new plumbing system happy and healthy.