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How to Clean Your Home’s Plumbing System

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Imagine attending a musical where, during the climax of the play, the main character’s voice cracks in the middle of the song. Ouch. While accidents happen, there is a lot performers can do beforehand to keep his or her vocal pipes in tune. The same goes for plumbing. While accidents happen, there are lots of things you can do to keep the pipes in tune. One of these things includes frequently cleaning the different elements of your plumbing system. Here is where to start:

Garbage Disposal

lemon-2014_1280The garbage disposal breaks down rotten or unwanted foods so it’s no wonder it sometimes becomes a smelly, clogged mess. A simple and inexpensive way to clean out the pipes is by pouring a mix of baking soda and vinegar down the disposal. To freshen up the smell, throw in a few citrus peels and let it run for a few seconds. This method is a natural solution and doesn’t require any chemicals.


Bathroom Sinks

Have you ever put your fingers down your bathroom sink? If you have, you may have pulled out your hand and found it covered in black gunk. If you haven’t, you must never have dropped anything of value down the drain. To get rid of this “black gunk” we recommend a simple solution. Pour baking soda down the drain to start decomposition of the grime. Let that work while you bring a pot of water to boil. Once at a boil, pour the water down the drain and let set for 10 minutes. Repeat if necessary or pour a cup of bleach down the drain to make sure all the bacteria is killed.


It’s wise to keep your toilet pipes in good shape to avoid an embarrassing clogging situation. To make sure the pipes are clear, boil a pot of water and then flush that hot water down. This will dissolve any grime build up and can be repeated weekly. It’s also a good idea to make sure your toilet scrub brush is clean and free of debris when you’re scrubbing out the bowl.

Following these steps will ensure a clean, well functioning plumbing system and is worth the extra time. For when those accidents do happen, contact us for any help you need.

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