Plumbing Problems and Easy Solutions
As a homeowner, you have the task of tackling problems as they come at you. Sometimes it seems like it’s one thing, after another. When the time comes that you think all is well, think again. Your plumbing is an important system in your home that gets used a lot each day. With the heavy use on pretty much every part of your home’s plumbing; including faucets, drains, waterlines and sewage dispensing, something is bound to need your time and attention. With the years of experience our company has in the plumbing industry, Roto-Rooter has been the trusted name to millions of people to help find solutions to their home plumbing needs. Through great service, excellent products and plenty of knowhow, our technicians set out each day to help calm another crisis. Take the following tips for DYI maintenance for a few more common plumbing problems in Baltimore.
- Clogged Toilets. When your commode decides to stop working, what are you going to do? Most people rely on a good toilet plunger to get things working again. For most problems, a plunger works just fine. Once you get a toilet flushing again, it is a good idea to use some kind of cleaner to go through and strip away anything that lingers on the side of the drainpipe. It is important not to put anything in a toilet that is not designed specifically to be flushed. Shy away from flushing anything other than toilet paper and waste.
- Clogged drains are another issue much like the problem listed above. Bathroom drains in the shower, bathtub and sink along with kitchen drains are constantly clogging if precautions aren't taken to keep things clean. In a bathroom drain, hair is usually the culprit for clogging. Hair attracts soap and pulls in dirt and grime until it forms an impossible clog. Using a screwdriver, you can pull out the gunk and allow the water free passage. Kitchen sinks should always have a strainer to catch stray food particles. Using pipe cleaner or cups of boiling water is a great way to restore a drain back to normal functionality.
- Frozen pipes are a very common winter issue. As water freezes in a pipe, it traps air and the pressure builds. Eventually the air bursts through, cracking or shattering a waterline. Boosting your insulation in the wall and even wrapping exposed pipes with extra insulation is a good idea.
For information about plumbing problems in Baltimore, call Roto-Rooter today for more information.