Reasons to maintain your sinks – tips from a plumber in North Adelaide
We all know the things passing through our sinks on a daily basis from our daily mundane activities. We tend to let it slide and don’t necessarily pay close attention to what those things are doing to our plumbing.
I remember waking up to a pool of water covering the bathroom floor. Sharing a system with the neighbouring bathroom meant that it was double the amount of gunk, double the amount of daily mundane activities and double the negligence.
Here are a few ways to make sure this doesn’t happen and to effectively save time and increase the longevity of your plumbing.
Regular maintenance prevents clogs
Over time food waste, hair, soaps and oils will build up in the drain and can cause it to become completely blocked. Regular maintenance is imperative to ensure this doesn’t happen. Clogs are time consuming and inconvenient. Check out this ‘down the drain guide’.
If your sink has a stopper, routinely remove it along with any other gunk that may be trapped. Baking soda and vinegar is a great way to clear your drains without damaging them.
Avoid costly repairs
Plumbing repairs can put a hole through your wallet. Avoid water leaks and repairs on clogs and drain damage by making sure you’re diligent about keeping them clear and gunk free.
Preventing health risks
The amount of germs and bacteria that can come from a build-up in the clogged drains is unfathomable. Bacteria like Salmonella, Campylobacter jejuni, E. coli, and Staphylococcus are all common in and around sinks. Maintaining your sinks keep this bacteria at a bearable level, preventing them from spreading to other areas of the house and most importantly, avoiding any health risks.
Regular maintenance will extend the life of your pipes and plumbing system. Keep it clean, tidy and gunk free.