Your plumbing consists of pipes, valves, fixtures, and other elements that move fluid to and from your home. It’s also a part of your HVAC system, which is the heartbeat of your home. The HVAC system is responsible for heating and cooling, and providing efficient airflow around your home. So, while your plumbing is responsible […]

Your plumbing consists of pipes, valves, fixtures, and other elements that move fluid to and from your home. It’s also a part of your HVAC system, which is the heartbeat of your home. The HVAC system is responsible for heating and cooling, and providing efficient airflow around your home. So, while your plumbing is responsible for the removal of waste and bringing fresh water to and from your home, it’s not limited to these specifics. It plays other roles that sometimes get overlooked when there’s a plumbing problem. A commercial and residential plumbing Vero Beach expert knows all about these common mishaps so you know what to look for before a serious issue arises.

Garbage Disposal Jam

Garbage disposals are great to have in the kitchen. They grind foods for an effortless flow to your drain and pipes. But there are limits to what you can allow in a garbage disposal. Keeping a healthy plumping system in your home or business means that you’ll need to watch what you put down the sink. Consumer Reports warn that grease, oils, shell (fish), vegetable peels, and eggshells are among the top 10 garbage disposal hazards to your plumbing system. Much like the idea that you shouldn’t throw Q-Tips down a toilet, you shouldn’t put certains foods down your drain disposal, either!

Toilet Overflow

Once in a while, you’ll run into an overflowing toilet issue. Kids love to flush things down the toilet! But if you’re noticing an overflow almost every time you flush, there may be a plumbing issue. WIth each flush, the toilet water should go back down with ease. If it doesn’t, and you’ve plunged it constantly, this means that you should call a residential plumbing Vero Beach expert right away.

A Rise In The Monthly Bill

This should be pretty obvious to the home or business owner, but oftentimes, our lives are so busy, we don’t really know what a fair water utility bill actually looks like. Unless it’s an outrageous cost, we’ll pay it with no questions asked. Assuming you keep your monthly statements, try to compare your current bill to your previous ones. If you suspect that you are paying more for your monthly water bills, chances are a leak is happening and you don’t even know it. A rise in your utility bill is a definite sign that something is wrong.

Slowly Draining

If you notice your sink or bathtub releasing the water slowly, it may be partially or completely clogged. This can be easily remedied by using a set of tweezers or a snake to retrieve the objects that are in the way of water flow. If you can’t see the force that’s doing the clogging, you may use a drain cleaner that can help flush it out safely. Be careful not to use drainage cleaner often, though, as these chemicals can eat away at your pipes if you use them on a regular basis. If you find yourself constantly cleaning the slow moving drains, you’re better off calling a pro. It may be much deeper than you think!

A Little Maintenance

You can certainly care for your household plumbing to prevent such issues from arising in the first place. Check your toilet for leaks by adding a drop of food coloring to the tank then wait an hour and come back to see if it’s leaking into the bowl. Use vinegar on shower heads to keep mineral deposits from getting clogged. Of course, when it comes to flushable items,  toilet paper is the only material that is flushable, no matter what the store packaging says!

Need a whole-house repiping? Perhaps you noticed a rise in your water bill and you suspect it’s a deeper issue than it appears. Call the experts at Morrison Plumbing for all things residential and commercial plumbing!

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