Professional Plumbers Share Practical Advice

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Some plumbing hacks are pretty obvious. Most people know not to throw peach pits down a garbage disposal. But did you know that throwing eggshells in the disposal, an old-school life hack, should now be avoided? Do you use Drano to unclog your toilet? Do you clean your toilet bowl with those blue drop-in tablets? Advice from professional plumbers might make you think twice before spending time and money on these common plumbing solutions that can do more harm than good.

No one wants a massive sewer clog. So always keep a plunger nearby, and be careful what you toss down the drain. Keeping your toilets, pipes, and sinks free of blockage and debris is easier than you think with some simple maintenance and preventive tips.