San Jose Plumber Tells You How To Save A Fortune
If you want to learn about how to save a fortune on your overall plumbing bills, then you’ll want to read this article. Specifically we’ll discuss How cleaning solutions can damage your pipes, why, if you’re a homeowner, you’ll definitely want to clean out the septic tank, and why you don’t want to use water with the garbage disposal. After reading this plumbing article from Martis San Jose Plumbing, you should be able to cut long term plumbing costs, overall.
As I’ve mentioned in another post before, some cleaning solutions can actually damage some of your plumbing pipes. Things like those colored toilet tablets can actually corrode and damage the rubber rings used in the toilets plumbing fixtures like the washers and such. Even though it is effective at killing germs, harmful bacteria and even deodorizing, instead, if you can adjust your habits, you should opt to use cleaning solutions that are usually less destructive to the plumbing. Speaking of cleaning, if you’re a homeowner, you’ll also want to consider cleaning the septic tanks.
The septic tank, a tank, typically underground, in which sewage is collected and allowed to decompose through bacterial activity before draining by means of a leaching field, is something that should be cleaned out at least every five years or so. If you have one, cleaning it with this frequency can actually save you more money in the long run rather than having to pony up to clean out a sewage backup. Preventative maintenance is not usually the route most folks go, which is typically why plumbers are kept in business to begin with. We’re, typically, emergency service providers. Another simple preventative measure is to NOT use water when cleaning out the garbage disposal.
The garbage disposal system works just fine, independently of the need for water. Water can actually make “stuff” stick inside the draining and machinery. Strange as it might sound, you might want to simply rinse the drain AFTER using the disposal system. It’s also important to clean the faucets washers and filter system, every so often. Even though the water that flows through the tap is generally clean, there are instances where debris has somehow made it’s way through the pipes, into your home.
Most of what I’ve advised is simply good ole preventative maintenance. It’s not sexy. It’s not novel, but it is effective and if could save you a bundle in emergency plumbing expenses. Again, just to recap, don’t use the colored cleaning tablets in your toilet, if you have one, clean out your septic tank, and don’t run water WHILE using the garbage disposal.
Do these things and you’ll save yourself some money on your plumbing.
If you actually need a plumber right now, since you’re here reading this, why not give Martis San Jose Plumber a Call? Call 408.883.9305