Four Things Your Plumber Wants You to Know

At True Plumbing, we recognize that most homeowners in the Fort Worth, TX don’t mean to abuse their plumbing. We compiled a list of some of the most common things our experts see causing plumbing problems. Learn how these four simple things can help keep your plumbing running smoothly.


1.Drain Cleaners/Clog Removers Can Be a Hazard

Harsh chemicals found in most drain cleaners actually do more damage to your pipes than they do to the clogs they are meant to clear. They also present a poison hazard and expose you and your family to noxious fumes. Small clogs may be fixed by pouring a can of cola down the drain, but most issues are easily and quickly solved with help from a professional plumber.


2.That Pretty Blue Water Is Bad

For years, we’ve associated blue toilet water with a clean toilet, but that easy clean may come at a price. The problem comes when the chemicals cleaning the toilet also break down the parts inside the tank. Soon, you have leaks or a toilet that never stops running. Skip the tablets, experts say, and just roll up your sleeves.


3.Be Cautious With What You Flush

Toilets do one thing very well: dispose of human waste. They also take care of toilet paper, which is designed to be disposed of in moderation. Other items that claim they are flushable often don’t meet all of the requirements for flush toilets. Even if they go down, they may stress your system and lead to failures later.


4.Don’t Stuff Your Disposal

Garbage disposals are a very convenient option for food scraps, but not everyone knows what the machine can grind up safely. Don’t put poultry skins, celery, or fruit skins or peels down the drain. Make sure you always turn on the water and disposal before you send scraps down, and follow up with a handful of ice to clean the chunks and sharpen the blades.


If your plumbing is causing you problems, give the experts at True Plumbing of Forth Worth and schedule a visit. Our plumbers are on call 24/7, so you can always count on True Plumbing.