At Tuckers Air Conditioning & Heating, we understand that not everyone is a professional plumber. However, there is some basic knowledge that every homeowner ought to have that can help them keep their plumbing in the best condition possible. Today we’d like to take a few moments of your time to discuss a few ways in which you may inadvertently be doing your home plumbing system harm. Your plumbing is an incredibly important system in your home, and it is important that it is able to function properly. Avoid making these common mistakes, and you may just find that you don’t have to contact a professional plumber for repair services anymore.

One of the easiest ways for homeowners to damage their plumbing systems is to put the wrong materials down there drains. This is a very common issue in homes with garbage disposals. It may be tempting to just scrape everything on the plates into the garbage disposal at the end of the night, but in doing so you are putting your appliance and your drains at risk. Any very hard materials, such as animal bones, should go right into the trash. Also, keep in mind that very fibrous foods, such as celery and corn husks, can get wrapped up in your garbage disposal. Not only will this burn out your motor, but it can make for a very serious drain clog. Never put hot fat or grease down your drain. It will congeal and trap other materials.

Another very common way that homeowners damage their plumbing is simply by ignoring signs of trouble with it. There is never a problem with your plumbing system that is too minor to contact a professional plumber about. Even the smallest water leaks may indicate the possibility of more serious leaks in less visible areas. Slow moving drains in the tub and sinks may not be a major concern, but eventually clogs can disrupt the pressure in your system enough to cause damage to your pipes. Contact a professional plumber as soon as you notice problem.

For more information on how you can protect the condition of your plumbing in Gaithersburg, contact Tuckers Air Conditioning & Heating today. We are happy to help keep the water flowing in your home. Let us handle all of your plumbing repair and maintenance needs.