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Bad plumbing habits lead to blockages, leaks, and backups in your Shallowater, Texas, home. JD’s Prompt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can solve any plumbing issue, even those caused by the following three habits. Avoid discomfort, inconvenience, and costly repairs by addressing these plumbing habits with your family today.

Letting Hair Go Down the Drain

Washing hair down the drain is the leading cause of blockages in the bathroom, as hair clings to soap deposits in your pipes. A better habit is to collect hair over the sink or in a drain basket and dispose of it in the trash. It’s also good to schedule regular preventive maintenance in order to keep your system working smoothly and free of clogs.

Overworking Your Garbage Disposal

A garbage disposal is a convenient invention that makes cleaning up a lot easier after a meal — but be careful about overworking it. Oils and fats shouldn’t be put down the drain, as they can congeal and harden inside your disposal and pipes. Fibrous foods, rice, pasta, and coffee grounds can also cause issues when disposed of in your sink instead of in the trash.

Putting Anything Other Than Toilet Paper in Your Toilet

Using your toilet as a trash can is a major cause of clogs and backups in your sewer system. There are certain things that shouldn’t go down when you flush, even if the product says it’s flushable. We recommend only flushing biodegradable toilet paper and bathroom wipes. Things like feminine products, paper towels, diapers, and baby wipes should be disposed of in the trash can instead.

Household plumbing habits like these can eventually lead to a blockage that renders your sink, toilet, shower, or tub useless until fixed. These plumbing emergencies interrupt the flow of your daily life and affect the comfort of those in your home. For reliable plumbing services, call JD’s Prompt Plumbing at (806) 853-6424 today.

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