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Tips to keep your bathroom plumbing in good shape

The bathroom has the most pipes and plumbing fittings of any room in the house. This makes sense when you realise that the majority of water consumed in your home is utilised for bathroom appliances. Any households bathroom toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers, hot and cold water piping, and drainpipes handle a tremendous amount of labour. 

We have some tips on how to keep your bathroom plumbing in good working order so that problems like clogs and leaks are rare!

If you need any plumbing repairs in Pulborough, Storrington, Billingshurst then gets in touch with our plumbers today on  01903 740538 or 07871 725133

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How to keep your plumbing in good shape

Don't flush any rubbish down the toilet

The toilet should never be used to dispose of rubbish. Toilet paper is the only paper product that should be flushed down the toilet. Throwing facial tissues down the toilet is not a good idea because they are incredibly absorbent and can easily swell and clog the pipes. Wet wipes of any kind are also a serious issue because they clump together and can form a massive and difficult-to-remove clog—not just in the bathroom plumbing, but also in the sewer line and the local sewer system.

Protect your drains with drain covers 

Hair and soap scum are more prone to accumulate in exposed drains. Small things, such as toothpaste caps, can easily fall down an open drain and become caught in the pipe. Simple mesh drain covers in the bathroom sink and shower protect the drainpipes from the majority of the issues that cause clogs. Make careful you clean the drain covers on a regular basis to avoid delayed draining.

Never use chemical drain cleaners on your drains

If you have a slow or clogged drain in the bathroom (and it's hard to prevent all causes of obstructions), don't just grab a bottle of chemical drain cleaner and pour the contents down the drain. These store-bought mixes of acidic chemicals are only momentarily beneficial, and they can cause severe damage to the drainpipe, resulting in corrosion. If you can't clear a clogged drain with a plunger or a hand-cranked drain snake, contact our plumbers.

Replace worn-out pipes

If you live in a home built before 1970, the piping in your bathroom is almost definitely outdated. We recommend that lead, steel, iron, and polybutylene pipes be replaced because they are prone to corrosion and/or fracture. Lead pipes can be dangerous to drinking water lines.

Schedule routine maintenance and drain cleaning 

Drain cleaning is more than just an emergency service to assist you in the event of a serious drain clog. It's a fantastic preventive and maintenance service that will keep your bathroom plumbing in good working order. Regular cleaning with professional tools removes build-up in drains, which not only prevents clogs but also helps to prevent pipe decay. During drain cleaning, our plumbers can determine whether there are any hidden leaks or components that need to be repaired or replaced.

Get in touch!

If you need our expert plumbers for any plumbing repairs in Pulborough, Storrington, Billingshurst then give us a call on 01903 740538 or 07871 725133.