When it comes to keeping your house clean, there are certain products you are probably committed to using. But how do you know which products are safe for your plumbing and which ones are causing harm? Read on to learn more about the cleaning products you use and how they may be affecting your plumbing system.

Protect Your Porcelain

When cleaning your porcelain bathroom fixtures, there may be more to consider than you realize. Sponges and scrubbers with rough surfaces like pumice stones are far too harsh to use on porcelain. Using these items could lead to scratches and damage. Instead, use soft cleaning rags or clothes and cleaning products with gentle formulas.

Wash Tub and Shower With Non-Harsh Cleaners

It may seem tedious, but cleaning your tub and shower daily will prevent build-up and mildew that’s hard to remove. All it takes is a few sprays with a plumber-friendly, multi-purpose cleaner and a few swipes of a washcloth after a shower to keep your shower sparkling clean.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals

It’s hard to clean any kitchen or bathroom messes without effective cleaning products. But when choosing your supplies, opt for more natural or gentle formula cleaners. Not only are they safer for you and your family, but they’re also better for the environment. Harsh chemicals can wreak havoc on your plumbing components and the damage can build up over time.

Avoid Acid-Based Cleaners

Mold and mildew are something you want to avoid in both bathrooms and kitchens. But most of the products marketed as removers for mold and mildew are highly acid-based. Over time, acid can build up in your pipes and plumbing components, causing significant damage. Frequent quick surface cleaning can help prevent mold, and if you must spot treat, try a natural cleanser made from baking soda.

When it comes to keeping your plumbing in tip-top shape, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to contact Preferred Plumbing for all your plumbing needs.