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3 Household Rules to Avoid Plumbing Problems January 16, 2019

West Plains, Howell
3 Household Rules to Avoid Plumbing Problems, West Plains, Missouri

Your plumbing and septic tank systems are delicate. Mistakes such as pouring grease down the drain or flushing paper towels down the toilet are enough to cause a water backup and costly damages. While it’s important to familiarize yourself with the rules of proper care, you should also teach them to your children. Here are a few rules every kid should learn when using household plumbing.

Plumbing Rules to Teach Your Kids

1. Don’t Play Around With Faucets

septic tank systemFaucets are delicate plumbing fixtures. If your children play around with the faucet and cause it to loosen or break, this can lead to a leak, low water pressure, or drips from the spout. Not only does this cause damage to your plumbing, but it also causes you to lose money due to high monthly water bills. 

2. Properly Wash Dishes

Leaving dirty plates in the sink can cause the drain to clog up with food debris and grease. Teach your children to scrape the food off their plates before putting them in the sink or washing them. Remind them not to remove the drain covers to prevent debris from entering the drain. 

3. Only Flush Toilet Paper

If you catch your child tossing toys or other objects down the toilet, remove the items and explain why they should only toss out toilet paper. Toys or even paper towels can clog the toilet and pipes. Remind them to toss paper towels and tissues in the garbage can. 


Teaching the above rules can go a long way in preventing costly residential plumbing and septic tank system problems. However, if you do need to hire a septic professional, turn to the team at B & B Riley Septic Service in Howell County, MO. For over 12 years, they have specialized in comprehensive residential and commercial septic tank system services, including everything from installations and repairs to cleanings and excavations. Call (417) 256-5062 to speak with a representative and schedule an appointment. You can also visit their website to learn more about their septic tank system repair services. 

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