Why A Drain Cleaning Service is Better Then DIY

Why A Drain Cleaning Service is Better Then DIY

Why A Drain Cleaning Service is Better Then DIY Most homeowners give little thought to their plumbing until a problem happens. If you do not have regular maintenance like you would with your car, you will experience much bigger problems down the road. Like a vehicle, your plumbing system must be kept clean so it can function optimally. Your plumbing intake pipes do not pose a problem since they only carry clean water, however your drain pipes and sewers will be extremely dirty. If left untreated, dirty pipes can cause a complete sewer break that will require much more money and time to fix. You can avoid potential future problems by getting your drains cleaned each year by a professional local plumber. You may not be aware that your pipes are dirty since we do not see them, but a top indicator that you may have a problem it the smell. Fumes from these pipes can sometime come up through the drains and leave the house smelling like a sewer. Another concern is the germs, molds, and bacteria that your dirty pipes can harbor. These microorganisms come with serious health hazards and can cause a number of illnesses to your loved ones. Homeowners can take preventative measure to keep your drain pipes relatively clean. Be careful of using harsh chemicals that line the aisle at your store, as these chemicals can do more harm then good as they have caustic ingredients that can actually erode and damage your piping system. They can also cause rashes on skin contact and are very harmful to the environment. The best way, however,...
Plumbing Tips to Save You Money

Plumbing Tips to Save You Money

Plumbing Tips to Save You Money Good plumbing in a safe and healthy home is important to every homeowner. Problems with a home’s water system is always unexpected. When money is not available or a professional plumber is too expensive, these plumbing tips will help any homeowner save money and maintain a safe plumbing infrastructure. In most cases of a water system leak the caulking or grout the water has accumulated on is damaged. Fortunately, replacement caulking and grout are fairly priced at local hardware stores and are applied with simple instruction. When removing old and damaged caulk or grout, ensure you remove and replace all damaged material; mold will continue to develop if parts of moisture-damaged sealants remain in the troubled area after the repair. Another common problem involving poor drainage or water system leaks is a build up of grout, lint, hair and other foreign material. Pressure can build within the piping, causing the fixtures holding the pipe in place to shift. If a shifting of the pipe fixture occurs, damage to that entire water system line can mean big problems and big money to fix it. A simple step to prevent this is regular lint trap cleaning. Before a load of laundry is started in the dryer, ensure the lint trap has no tears or holes as a accumulation of lint will develop in the water system. Improper disposal of building supplies such as grout, caulk, paint, etc. can and will cause a dangerous build up of unwanted chemicals. Safety is the priority for parents and homeowners; make certain these kinds of waste products never pass...
What You Need to Know About Plumbing

What You Need to Know About Plumbing

What You Need to Know About Plumbing There are too many supplies, techniques and professional methods to fully understand the complex subject of a home’s water system. With as much information available today on the wide array of subjects related to plumbing water systems; it can be confusing to resolve your plumbing problems. Here are some cost-effective suggestions any home or business owner can use on their plumbing projects. Routine inspection of your home or businesses’ important water system appliances is a good place to start. Any give or movement under a tile or water fixture is a sure sign of rot and deposits. You should repair them immediately and it goes without saying: don’t dispose of grout, caulk or other sealant material down the drain. Inspecting the performance of your home or businesses’ water heater appliance will save a good amount of money by the time winter’s cold weather arrives. If an early inspection reveals performance issues, expensive repairs can be avoided with routine maintenance. The harder the water tank works to heat the water, the greater the monthly utility cost will be. The most frequently used water appliances in any home are always the toilets. Simple repairs may include removing old, damaged caulk and applying a new seal; they may need a part replaced in the function area of the toilet as well. A common part to become damaged from regular use is the flapper and stopper. The flapper controls when the toilet shuts off and the rubber stopper prevents the full bowl from leaking down the sides of the toilet. Regular inspection and replacement of these...
Fix a Clogged Drain Fast With These Easy Steps

Fix a Clogged Drain Fast With These Easy Steps

Easy Ways To Fix a Clogged Drain Some plumbing problems you just can’t avoid, due to faulty materials, poor installation, or simple wear and tear over time. However, there are certain plumbing problems that you can avoid by taking proper precautionary measures. To save yourself from unnecessary spending (and unwanted headaches), you should uphold some basic practices to protect your plumbing from future costly repairs. One of the simplest plumbing problems – and easiest to prevent – is that of clogged drains. How do you keep from clogging your drain? 1. Use Drain Screens These are very simple and affordable devices that can go a long way in protecting your drains from clogs. Drain screens are exactly what they sound like: screens that cover your drains. They are generally made of metal or plastic, and can be found in any chain retail, hardware, or home improvement store. Simply place the drain screen over the drain to block hair and soap scum from drains, and be sure to clean the screens frequently. Use them in your kitchen, showers and anywhere else debris and hair can accumulate in your drain. 2. Boiling Water Even if your drains don’t become clogged with things like hair and other debris, you can bet that there is a collection of buildup from things like soap scum, water calcium, and other substances that grow on each other to form a nasty, mucky build up. One of the best and easiest ways to clear out this buildup and keep drains free and clear of clogs is to pour boiling water down your drains once every other week....

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