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YOUR DRAIN CLEANER IN LOS ANGELES AND MISTAKES TO AVOID

Your toilet is clogged again and the only person to blame is yourself.

Come to think of it, almost every time you have an issue with your pipes and have to call the plumber, it was an issue you could have prevented. For example, the toilet got clogged because you ignored your plumber’s advice and continued to flush the flushable wipes down the toilet.

And the reasons for this gross neglect?

Blame it on short term memory loss. Your plumber told you that flushing the occasional wipe down the toilet is probably fine, but you should avoid flushing multiple wipes down the toilet every day. You were told it would only lead to trouble.

And now the toilet is clogged again and you have to call American Drain Company, your drain cleaner in Los Angeles, for help. It’s not the first time this has happened and it probably won’t be the last. At least until you start heeding the advice you get from your plumber. To help with future clogs, breakdowns and floods, here are a few mistakes to avoid.

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QUIT MESSING WITH THE WATER HEATER

Don’t try to drain your water heater or mess with the pressure valve. If you feel it is time to drain the water heater or check the pressure valve, call your plumber. If not, you could wind up dispersing scalding hot water all over the place which could be dangerous. At the very least, you could cause property damage.

Also, do yourself a favor and check to see just how old your water heater is. Your water heater isn’t going to last forever, and when it goes it will inevitability flood while you are taking a well-deserved vacation. The average lifespan for a water heater is anywhere from eight to 12 years. So you had better seriously consider retiring that 23-year-old water heater before disaster strikes.

QUIT OVERLOADING THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL

If you would be a little more kind to your garbage disposal, you would have fewer problems with it and make fewer calls to your plumber. When it comes to your garbage disposal, there are rules you need to follow. For example, never pour grease into it and avoid fibrous food like artichokes and celery, this will only clog things up.

You should also avoid pushing large amounts of food down the disposal all at once. Instead, you need to feed garbage slowly into the disposal with cold water.

REPLACE THE HOSES

A water hose won’t give you any warning before it bursts. The best way to avoid flooding from a burst hose is by having them all replaced every five years.

TOILET ABUSE

As if it wasn’t bad enough that you flush wipes down the toilet, you have been known to flush any number of items down the toilet. This is a definite no-no to be sure. We shall make this easy on you: You should only be flushing toilet paper down the toilet. Even that dead goldfish could cause a problem.

And if it does, call American Drain Company right away.