Life looks different in 2020. The Coronavirus has caused all of us to change up our routines and the way we normally do things. Schools and childcare facilities are out while students and young ones need to be at home. Many companies have closed their doors either temporarily or for good. Other workers have needed to work remotely from home.
These changes are great for spending time with those you love. Your plumbing has some different views. Everyone at home puts a bigger strain on your toilets, sinks, and plumbing.
Keep reading this article to learn more about what steps you can take to relieve the strain from your plumbing during social distancing.
Toilet Paper Shortage
During most emergencies, people flock to get a few items. At the beginning of the pandemic, toilet paper, paper towels, and hand sanitizer were bought out at stores. With toilet paper scarce, people took matters into their own hands. We have heard of many homeowners replacing toilet paper with paper towels, old rags, and even towels. That choice is up to you, just make sure not to put that into the toilet.
Grease is Bad for Your Plumbing
Many people are spending more time at home right now. With fewer dining out options and the need to avoid being near others, many families eat more meals at home - that means more cooking happening at your home. Though you are in the kitchen more, make sure your grease, fat, and oil does not make it down the drain or into the toilet (believe us, we’ve seen it). These fatty liquids can solidify inside pipes slowing everything down, sometimes causing clogs.
Be Careful of What Goes into Your Toilet
Let’s be clear, only toilet paper and bodily fluids belong in your toilet. Sanitary napkins, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, rags, etc. should go in the trash. Be easy on your system and save it from the struggle of dealing with extra materials.
Here at Orlando Leak Detection, we specialize in helping homeowners prevent, discover, and repair leaks as soon as possible. If you notice an issue with your plumbing system, pipes, or toilet, give our team a call day or night.