Plumbing Repair Ideas from Roto-Rooter
Homeowners are a different breed of people in this day and age. With more people turning to rentals, townhouses, condos and timeshares for the bulk of their living accommodations, homeowners remain the primary source of household maintenance. When the yard needs taking care of, there's no landlord or condo service to take care of it for you, it's all on your shoulders. With so many demands, you have to worry about, wouldn't it be nice to have someone keep up on your plumbing? Roto-Rooter has been around since 1935 helping customers just like you solve their water issues and stay one step ahead of serious problems from even developing. To know more about plumbing repair in Gainesville, we've decided to share a little knowhow with you, our customer, in an effort to help educate people and enable them to handle the little things that come up now and again. After all, it is the out of control issues that arise from small things.
- Clogged drains. They buildup as you go about your business and then all of a sudden are clogged. When this happens, don't fret, there are a few little things you need to do to get things back to normalcy. First off, use a screwdriver to pull the crud free that is clogging the drain. In bathroom drains it is always hair, dirt, and soap scum that has clumped together to form a pretty gnarly situation. In kitchen drains, usually small food particles, grease, and soap scum have bunched together and stuck to the drain. After you get out as much as you can, use a little pipe cleaner available from Roto-Rooter to strip away anything else lingering. Do this every month or so and clogged drains will be a thing of the past.
- Frozen pipes are a bit more serious as they are expensive to fix and can lead to serious flooding in your house. In the winter when the temperatures start to drop, exposed pipes begin to freeze the water inside. While that’s not a common problem in Gainesville, the fact is that our pipes here aren’t insulated as well as those in colder regions so when we do get freezing temperatures, the damage tends to be much more widespread. What most people don't realize, though, is that the trapped air is what causes problems. As the water expands and presses on the trapped air pockets, the pressure eventually pushes the air hard enough to burst through pipes causing cracks or even shattering it altogether. To prevent that from happening this winter, make sure to beef up the insulation in your walls and also wrap any exposed pipes as best you can.
For more information about plumbing repair in Gainesville, give Roto-Rooter a call today.