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What Not to Do to Your Brooklyn Plumbing

It is easy to take the plumbing in your Brooklyn home for granted. After all, once you flush the toilet or pour something down the drain, it’s out of sight and out of mind. Not taking care of your plumbing system can result in expensive repairs and possible damage to your home.

The experts at Petri Plumbing are happy to offer some tips on keeping your plumbing system in tip-top shape.

Don’t ignore leaks

A small faucet leak might now seem like much, but your checking account can die the death of a thousand drips if it’s not fixed. Not only are drips annoying, but they lead to higher water bills. Leaks might not be obvious, either. Check under and around the sink for wet spots.

Don’t flush the wrong things

Most toilet clogs are due to foreign objects or using too much toilet paper. Nobody wants the mess of an overflowing toilet, so watch what you flush. Toys, feminine products, and most wipes don’t belong in the toilet.

Don’t pour grease into your sink

Grease and oil should never be poured into the kitchen sink. It can congeal in the piping, choking off the water flow. Add in food scraps and debris, and you have the recipe for a clog.

Don’t let tree roots destroy your pipes

Trees are a beautiful addition to your yard, but care must be taken to ensure the roots do not invade your plumbing. Roots can be invasive, wrapping around plumbing or breaking through the pipes. It can pay off to schedule an occasional sewer video inspection by our technicians to ensure there are no problems that can lead to expensive repairs.

Don’t keep using chemical drain cleaners

Although using chemical drain cleaners to destroy clogs may seem like the convenient solution, repeated use can damage your pipes. Consider calling a plumber to clear your pipes in the least damaging manner possible.

Let us help

Need help keeping your plumbing in good shape? Petri Plumbing can clean your drains and make sure small problems don’t grow into big ones. Contact us at (718) 748-1254 today!

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