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Summer is a Great Time to Establish Good Plumbing Habits

During the summer months, your plumbing system may work harder because of guests and back yard barbecues.  While entertaining is one of the best parts of Fort Worth summers, it can cause you to have more issues with your plumbing during the rest of the year.  There are some great ways to stay organized and remind your guests to take good care of your plumbing while they attend events or stay in your guest room.

  1. In the kitchen, you can use labeling to coach your guests to put only the right things down your garbage disposal. Some people may not want to have a conversation about how to use the disposal properly, or what shouldn’t go down the drain.  Labeling gives you the ability to have a voice without actually having to say anything.  Create containers for your compost, grease, and little scraps of trash.  Leave them on the counter close to the switch of your garbage disposal, so people see them before they put things down the drain.
  2. In the bathrooms of your home, you can place labels on the trash cans and by the toilet to remind your guests what shouldn’t go down the toilet.
  3. Place sink strainers in the sinks of your home to help guests understand that nothing should go down the drains but water.
  4. If you have a garden, you can mention composting and items like eggshells that you save for the garden. This is a delicate way to bring up what should and shouldn’t be washed down the drains in your home.

Check the plumbing behind your toilets and under your sinks regularly for condensation and leaks.  Faucets can also have small leaks that drip down under the cabinets.  Monitoring the plumbing in your home is one of the best ways to stay on top of clogging or slow drains so that you can handle them quickly.  If you have a clog that you can’t fix, Clearwater Plumbing is available to help you clear out your drains so you can get back to your summer fun!

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