Is Your Bathroom Plumbing Ready For Double Duty?
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Are you planning to do something special for the one you love? Maybe take them out to dinner, cook them a special dinner or even propose to them? Sometimes couples even make Valentine’s Day the day that they move in together.
If you have decided to take that step in your relationship and combined two households into one, one thing to remember is that everything’s going to be double, especially the strain that your pipes go through.
Whether you think about it or not - and chances are you don’t - your plumbing gets accustomed to your daily routine. Add an extra person to the mix and you could be spending your honeymoon fund on new bathroom pipes!
Double Duty on The Bathroom Plumbing
If you or your significant other has been living on their own up until now and now two people are going to be living in the household, this could be a shock to the toilet.
After all, when more than one person is using the toilet, it’s going to increase the chances of a clogged toilet.
More waste and more toilet paper are going down the toilet. Plus, if the house has a septic system rather than city water, the septic tank will fill up a lot more quickly.
It’s a good idea to set some standards for your flushing practice and keep a garbage can in the room. By being wary of what you flush, you can help protect major issues.
A Shower Clog Can be a Hairy Situation
Another problem that cohabiting often will cause is that when you increase the number of people in the household, it increases the amount of hair that is going down into the drain.
Even though hair is what you see, that’s not the only thing that is going down the drain, either.
Flakes of dry skin, pieces of soap that have broken off, and even broken nails can all cause problems with the plumbing. Be sure to install a hair catcher at the drain as an easy DIY solution that can protect your pipes.
Is it Time to Hire a Professional Plumber?
If your girlfriend or boyfriend is moving in, think about your pipes and your plumbing. Is your system ready for this level of relationship? Maybe you are, but have you asked your plumbing if they are?
They may not be, but with a professional plumber’s help, they might just be ready to take the plunge with you guys. You never know where things can go when you move in with someone.
You might find out that they snore or leave the toilet seat up, or something else that drives you bonkers. But no matter what happens with your relationship, at PhD Mechanical Inc we are always going to be here for you when you need our services!
No matter what you do for your special someone on Valentine’s Day, whether it’s dinner and a movie, a marriage proposal, or moving in together, we hope that you have a good time with them. We hope that you have found our article handy and that you will share it with your friends and loved ones.
The tips inside can help anyone with avoiding clogs and creating a more enjoyable environment for them and their families. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at PhD Mechanical, Inc. and let us know. We are always happy to help you in any way we can and answer your questions.