Any homeowner will tell you that a home plumbing system needs a lot of attention in order to continue functioning properly. Homeowners of older properties especially need to keep in mind that as a system ages, pipelines start can shift and break. Unless you are a full time plumber, you most likely will not notice anything unusual until a problem gets out of control. At which point, not only will you have a set of repairs on your hands, but you will also most likely have some kind of water damage. To help you better understand what you can do to maintain the integrity of your home plumbing system, Roto-Rooter has assembled this guide to help you understand how to prevent and resolve common pipe issues.
The toilet bowl has a huge responsibility in the overall functionality of a plumbing system. It handles a lot of waste and has a propensity to clog. As drainpipes leading from the toilets to the sewer become blocked, clogs start to form and cause a backup. Aside from having a toilet plunger nearby to work out as much of the clog as possible, you may need to use Roto-Rooter Clog Remove in order to dissolve whatever is in the way. Remember, however, that when using acidic cleaners on old pipes, pipes can weaken and even crack. Add Pipe Shield to your cleaning efforts in order to keep gunk from building up inside the pipe.
In the winter, waterlines, drains, or pipes of any kind running through walls, are at risk of freezing or even bursting. When a pipe freezes without bursting, typically thawing them out is the best way to prevent any further issue. If, however, air gets trapped, the forming ice can cause the pipe to burst through. To prevent this from happening, use pipe insulators, or even electric heating tape, to keep pipes at normal temperatures. Open cabinet doors to allow heat to warm spaces where pipes are located on exterior walls.
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