Protect your plumbing from beach sand using the following tips. You can keep the sand and other outside debris from clogging your home’s plumbing work by taking a few simple and easy steps.
Do these things before you take your next post-beach shower or run your next laundry load of dirty beach clothes.
Rinse Off Outside
The best way to protect your beach home’s pipes is to keep the sand from getting in them in the first place. One of the best ways to do that is to rinse off before coming inside the house. If you have an outdoor shower, rinse off your entire body before taking your real shower in your bathroom. If you don't have an outdoor shower, you can use a garden hose to rinse off.
Use Newer Pipes
More modern homes use plastic pipes, such as those made out of PVC or ABS. These have smooth interiors which allow for the sand in the water to flow more freely through your pipes. Older homes have metal pipes which tend to have rough interiors. These will catch and trap sand, as well as other particles. This can lead to really bad clogs.
Apply Baby Powder
As you leave the beach but before you get in your car, use baby powder anywhere on your body where there was sand, such as your hands and feet. The baby powder will remove moisture. It’s this moisture which can allow sand to stick to your skin or clothing.
Sit in Chairs at the Beach
Many people like to use beach towels to sit on the sand, but these towels literally act as sand magnets. Then when you wash the towel, you create the potential for clogs around your washing machine. So, avoid the sand by sitting in chairs the next time you’re at the beach.
To learn about other ways you can protect your beach home's plumbing system from sand and clogs, think about contacting the professional plumbers at Smoak's Comfort Control today.