If you’re anything like the average homeowner, then you probably believe that drain cleaning is something that only needs to be done if a clog has completely stopped your drain. This is not the case, however.
Plumbing problems are something that no homeowner ever wants to face. Not only are they inconvenient and sometimes even smelly, they can cause significant irreversible damage to your property. Of course, sometimes plumbing issues are just inevitable.
It’s already 2016, and right now is the right time to start making good on those New Year’s resolutions. We’re not sure what specific plans you have the coming 12 months, but we have some suggestions for plumbing tasks in your home that are definitely excellent ideas.
We recently wrote a reminder about why chemical drain cleaners are an absolute no-no when it comes to actually cleaning drains. (Or even simply removing a clog.) In this post, we’re going to look at another common consumer method for “drain cleaning,” which is the manual drain snake, also known as a drain auger.
We recently put up a post about the caution you need to take around this time of year about what goes down your garbage disposal. November and December are months when more cooking takes place than usual, not only for Thanksgiving feasts but also for parties and to feed visiting relatives.
When plumbers talking about the clogging they commonly find in drainpipes and sewer lines, they’ll often refer to “fog.” This is actually an acronym, F.O.G., and it stands for “fats, oils, and grease.”
Drain clogs are a big headache for any home, and it’s difficult to avoid running into them at some time or another. But if “some time” starts to turn into “all the time,” you are probably dealing with a larger issue that will require calling for professional plumbing assistance.
Have you had enough of slow and partially clogged drains that slow down your kitchen clean-up, produce foul odors and get in the way of your hot showers? Your plumbing system comprises a wide array of different materials and mechanisms, from the basic valve and pipe to dishwashers and water heaters. But its important to consider the importance of taking care of your drain and sewer system as well as the supply system that brings you potable water. The various drainpipes throughout your home as well as the sewer line beneath your lawn must be taken care of on a regular basis to avoid those frustrating clogs. (more…)
You probably don’t think that much about the drains in your home—until they start to clog up and cause problems. It’s always best to call on professional plumbers when any troubles like this occur. But there are probably mistakes you’re making with your drains that are causing such problems to be much more likely.
Clogged up drains are one of the hassles in life that most of us simply accept. They are going to happen and you just might as well get used them.