Plumbers in Action: DIY Advice from Roto-Rooter

Plumbers in Action: DIY Advice from Roto-Rooter

With the many different plumbing problems that happen each day, plumbers in Denver are kept pretty busy in the wake of it all. Your house is not exempt from the possibility of serious plumbing problems today. In fact, many of the biggest messes happen from the smallest leaks and clogs. They go unnoticed for a time, making them hard to recognize. Then all of a sudden you wake up one morning and your basement is completely flooded. While this may not happen to you today or tomorrow or even the next day, it is important to be aware of the needs your home water system. Since 1935, Roto-Rooter has been the leader in plumbing maintenance helping millions of customers through great products, service, and years of experience.

While plumbers in Denver may be very busy making house calls, why not try out some DIY moves of your own? Believe it or not there is a lot you can do on your own to keep your plumbing working great. Consider the following suggestions.

  • Clogs. They happen in just about every drain for various reasons. Bathroom drains get full of soap and hair, kitchen sinks with grease and food particles, and toilet bowls with all sorts of residue. Pipe cleaner can help in many cases, but often times you will have to use a plunger, or a tool to snake through the system and pull out the serious clog. In the case of bathroom drains, human hair is virtually indestructible is pretty resistant to even strong chemicals. Simply using a screwdriver to pull it out first is the best way to go before using pipe cleaner.
  • Frozen pipes. While you may live in a warm climate some of the year, other parts of the year bring the cold and wreak havoc along the way. Did you know that a frozen pipes break as a result of cold air bursting, not the actual ice? As water in pipes starts to freeze, it compresses air pockets. This air under some much pressure will burst through the weakest part of the line. In order to prevent pipes from cracking or even shattering, installing the appropriate amount of insulation will help a lot.
  • Leaky faucets. You probably have several in your house wasting water as we speak. Fixing them can be simple. Removing a leaky faucet head is easy. Take a look inside and make sure the sealant washer is in place. If not, you can easily readjust it or simply replace it altogether. In no time, your faucet will be drip-free.

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