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How Your Hygiene Practices Can Affect Your Drainage System

How Does Hygiene Affect Plumbing?


With all the activity that goes on in your house, your plumbing and drainage systems are under a lot of stress. They play roles in the kitchen, in the laundry room, and in the bathroom, and a clog can occur at any given moment.

At Petri Plumbing, we deal with plumbing issues every day and we understand that you may not have time to have your system cleaned regularly. In order to keep it clean, you can take a few personal steps toward better plumbing practices to protect your entire system.

Check out how your hygiene practices can affect your drainage system:

Drainage In the Kitchen

The sink, disposal, and dishwasher of your home are likely areas for clogs. You should be extremely cautious of what you are putting into these systems.  Keep in mind that fats and grease are hard to break down, even in your garbage disposal. There are a number foods that should not be disposed of in the sink. Items such as banana peels, celery, and potato peels are not easily processed and it’s best to put them in the trash rather than sending it down the drain.

For your dishwasher, you should minimize the amount of food waste that goes inside. Properly maintain it by having a professional clean the drainage system and filter. By doing so, you can improve the efficiency of your dishwasher and minimize the possibility of straining or even disabling the appliance.

Drainage In the Laundry Room

Washing machines also have a filter and drainage system that require professional checkups to clear any dirt, lint, and other materials. It’s a good idea to watch what you’re putting into your washing machine in the first place as excessive amounts of grease, grime, and other chemicals on clothes can cause damage to your drainage system. Rinse particularly dirty items first before running them through the wash cycle.

Drainage In the Bathroom

Bathroom plumbing can easily get clogged. The best thing you can do is stop for a second and think about what you are about to send down the drain. Avoid hair as it is often a key component in any clog, and put screens across the drains in the sink and in the tub/shower to minimize the amount of hair that gets in. Restrict the amount of wipes you flush down, even if they are labeled as “flushable” as they may take a considerable amount of time to breakdown.

At Petri Plumbing, we offer what is called Video Pipeline Plumbing Inspection. This new and innovative process allows us identify clogs and any additional damage to the pipes or fittings, all without timely or potentially intrusive inspections.

If you have a problem with your plumbing or drainage system, contact Petri Plumbing for Brooklyn Drain Cleaning & Repair at (718) 748-1254. We are proud to fix all of your water and piping needs for a smooth-running home.

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