Keep Those Pipes Clean!

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Just like your car, your household plumbing needs regular maintenance to prevent major problems. For such, you can call the home-town Tampa Bay plumbing professionals at Midway Services. We will make sure your problems get fixed right away and the right way.

In the meantime, there are several things you can do to keep your plumbing pipes in good working order.

First and most important – stay away from commercial drain cleaners. These products are full of corrosive chemicals that may clear away stoppages and may also start eating away at your pipes. Furthermore, they are not environmentally friendly.

How to Keep Your Pipes Clear

Make your own drain cleaner. 

According to Green Living Ideas a solution of vinegar and baking soda will quickly reduce any blockages. Just like the volcanoes you made in elementary school, this mixture will cause heavy bubbling, so you should keep a lid on it. Afterwards, pour boiling water down the drain, and the stoppage should be flushed out.

Don’t use your toilet as a trashcan.

The only foreign object in your toilet should be toilet paper. Everything else should go into the trashcan, because it is very easy for your bathroom drain pipes to become clogged. Makes sure to put a trashcan in plain sight in the bathroom so folks won’t be tempted to flush paper towels or other objects.

Keep the garbage disposal in tip top shape.

If you notice a bad smell coming from the disposal, use a specially designed brush to clean built up food out of those hard to reach areas. Afterwards, you can grind up fresh lemons in the disposal for a fresh smell. You can also run some ice cubes through the unit to help clean it out and freshen it up. You should never pour fats or cooking oils down the drain either, as they will solidify and cause blockages.

Knowing how to take care of your pipes will save you the stress of having to call a plumbing service company in Tampa for emergency help. Regular maintenance will ensure that your plumbing fixtures last as long as possible. If you think that you have a leak, stoppage, or worse, call Midway Services right away. With reliable, 24/7 service, we will get your pipes back to normal in no time!

We also offer an annual maintenance contract to help you keep your plumbing, electrical and air conditioning systems humming along.

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