Plumbing Repair DIY Tips for Better Care

Plumbing Repair DIY Tips for Better Care

As a homeowner, you quickly get accustomed to all of the various responsibilities that come with living in your very own domicile. First off, when something needs to be cleaned, you are on it as soon as you can. When shingles get blown off during a windstorm, you are up there the very next Saturday patching things up. With all of that and much more to worry about all the time, it is easy to overlook the not so obvious. Your plumbing, for example, is an important part of a functional house that has problems, hiccups, and setbacks just like anything else. With plumbing repair in Vista on the rise, we here at Roto-Rooter want to continue our tradition of great customer care in a new medium. Consider the following for better DIY plumbing care.

Clogged toilets. They seem to be clogging everyday and most of the times are fixed with the help of a handy plunger stowed away close. The fact of the matter is that most clogs you will deal with will be easily taken care of with a plunger because the clog is only a buildup of excess material trying to pass all at once. When toilet clogs get serious enough to call in a Roto-Rooter technician, it usually has to do with the fact that something was flushed that shouldn't have. For example, it is never a good idea to flush anything that doesn't dissolve quickly. For example, plastic, cardboard, garbage, food products, wood, and other items like these should never be flushed ever because they will only cause problems for you a.s.a.p. Stick to these guidelines, and your toilet will work properly all of the time.

Clogged sinks are a problem because they easily get an excess of hair, dirt, soap scum, grease, and food that clump together into impressive blockages. To get rid of these types of clogs, all you have to do is use a screwdriver to pry the clog free and pull out as much gunk as possible. Once you have freed all you can with the screwdriver, pour down a generous amount of pipe cleaning fluid. This acidic chemical will eat away anything else lingering or sticking and get your drain cleaner than it has ever been. To keep your drains clean after that, you can use boiling water once a week as a cheaper alternative to pipe cleaning fluid.

For more information about plumbing repair in Vista, give Roto-Rooter a call today!

 
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