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Becoming a Plumber

My name is Connor, and I want to guide you through the steps you must take to become a successful professional plumber. Working as a plumber does not require a college education, but many plumbers will tell you that the training they went through was much more challenging than time in a classroom. I'll take you through the basic steps of finding training as a plumber, working as an apprentice, becoming licensed and even starting your own plumbing business. Plumbing is lucrative work that many people find enjoyable and rewarding. Could you be a plumber? Read my blog to find out.

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4 Ways To Treat Your Drains Right

If you don't want to deal with clogged drains on a frequent basis, you need to make sure that you are treating your drains rights. All it takes to treat your drains right is to be really careful about what you allow to go down your drains, and make sure that everyone in your house is on the same page with taking care of them.

Bathtub Drain

The first drain that seems to get clogged in most homes is the bathtub drain. There are so many things that make their way into your bathroom drain that can lead to clogs, starting with soap scum, oils, lint, and hair. You can't keep all of this stuff out of your drain, but you can make an effort to keep the worst offenders out of your drains.

Invest in a drain cover for your bathtub. Better yet, get a couple of drain covers so you can always have a clean one standing by to use. A drain cover should help keep hair and lint out of your shower drain. The drain cover should be cleaned off after every shower. If you don't clean up the drain cover, the water will not drain properly out of your bathtub.

Using a drain cover in your bathtub is a smart way to prevent a big hair clog from developing in your bathroom.

Toilet

Another drain that can get clogged up is your toilet. When it comes to your toilet, you need to make it clear that the only thing other than human waste that goes down the toilet is toilet paper. Make sure that you have a trash can in your bathroom for all other trash.

Make sure that everyone in your family knows that other paper products, including but not limited to tissues, napkins, cotton swabs, and paper towels, are not designed to go down the toilet. Make sure that everyone in your family knows that personal care products don't go down the toilet either, including but not limited to: tampons, pads, wipes, diapers, and condoms.

Sinks

Finally, you need to be careful with your sinks as well. For your bathroom sink, remind your family that soap and water are all that should be going down your kitchen sink. Nail clippings, hair, lint, and any other small objects should make their way to the trash can.

In your kitchen, it gets a little trickier. If you have a garbage disposal, technically you can put food down your sink. However, your garbage disposal should be used as a last resort, not a first resort. Put all food scraps in the trash and just use the garbage disposal to break up little tiny scraps. Food scraps, oil, and grease can clog up your kitchen sink.

Keep your plumbing running smoothly by minimizing what goes down all the drains in your house to the essentials that your drains were designed to support. Everything else should go in the trash can. For more information, contact a company like Ez Flow Plumbing.