Taking care of a house comes with its fair share of responsibility. From the backyard to the roof to the foundation, your house demands a lot of time and attention. There are, however, good reasons to keep your house looking great and running ship shape. Equity grows over the years and will definitely compensate you nicely if you ever decide to sell. One aspect of a house that is frequently overlooked by most people is the plumbing, though, which can lead to expensive incidents like flooding and mold. Those pipes under your feet, behind the walls, and jetting out into the ground bring water to and fro every day. It is only a matter of time before a problem of some kind occurs, so it is important to make sure all is running correctly. One way to minimize the amount you spend on plumbing repair in Nashville is to pick up on some Roto-Rooter know-how. Luckily for you, we've compiled the following tips and tricks for you to read at your leisure.
Have you ever unclogged a toilet? Toilet bowls clog every now and again and most of the time a toilet plunger fixes things up just fine. On the other hand, however, aging toilet bowls and more serious clogs can lead to backups and overflowing that will give you a bit of a headache. Most serious clogs that require the professional service of a Roto-Rooter technician are caused by irresponsible use of the facility. For example, it is never ok to flush items like garbage, food products, plastics, and metals. If you accidentally or purposefully flush anything of this nature down the commode, it is an immediate backup that you'll need professional tools to fix. As long as you only flush down toilet paper, waste, and appropriate cleaning products, you should minimize your headaches and clogs completely.
Clogged drains in the kitchen and bathroom are another problem that can be easily avoided with some simple implementation of better habits. First off, bathroom drains are easily clogged because hair and dirt clump together with soap residue and form big sticky blocks. Using a screwdriver, you can pull this mess out of the way. In the kitchen sink, you can use a similar tool like a fork or a spoon to pull out the visible gunk from the passageway. After this, use some kind of pipe cleaner in both drains to strip away anything else that is clinging. After this, weekly cleaning will prevent further clogs in the future.
For more information about plumbing repair in Nashville, give Roto-Rooter a call today.
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