22 Aug 2013

Effective Solutions That Help You Manage Plumbing Issues

When you buy a new home, it’s likely that some sort of plumbing problem will exist. The kitchen and the bathroom are the most common places that plumbing problems occur. Unfortunately, you should expect that plumbing issues can arise at any given time. The following advice will assist you, should this situation arise.

It’s easy to fix noisy pipes which squeak or sound like hammering. Exposed pipes will have to be anchored. You may need the assistance of a professional in the case that the pipes are contained within a floor or ceiling.

If you want to maintain effective functionality in your spetic tank, pumping it out twice a decade is a really good idea. This will stop any buildup in your septic tank and prevent any horrible issues. Pumping a septic tank might cost a lot of money, but it will cost your more money to clean any back up in sewage you may have had, and replacing your septic tank costs even more!!

Don’t use any colored tablets that claim to be cleaners in your toilet. These products may well remove odors, but they have the side effect of damaging the rubber in your toilet, which can prevent your toilet from functioning correctly.

If you have a clogged toilet with a low water level and a plunger isn’t doing the job, it’s time to try adding a bucket of lukewarm water to the toilet from a around three feet or higher. You could repeat this process again if the water in the toilet bowl gets low.

Try to never pour grease, fat, or any oil-based liquids into your drains. As they cool off, they can solidify and effectively create clogs and blockages in your drains. This is most true if you use a garbage disposal, as the fat causes the blades to function slower and they will become less efficient. Dump your oil outside or in a container that you throw out with the regular trash.

Pour equal parts baking soda followed by vinegar down your bathtub drain once a month. Plug the opening or cover it with a cloth while the chemical reaction takes place. Let that sit for a while, and then run boiling hot water down it. This method should clear your pipes of accumulated hair and soap scum.

Always use cold water when your garbage disposal is running. The cold water helps keep the blades sharp and can make disposal much smoother. If you use hot water it will liquefy the grease, allowing it to accumulate in your drain causing your pipes to clog.

When plumbing issues come up, you need to be prepared. All homeowners should know the basics of plumbing. The tips you learned here will assist you in dealing with whatever plumbing problems you encounter in the future.

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