Roto-Rooter Plumbing Tips for Homeowners
Do you live in a house that has plenty of plumbing issues? Houses old and new all come with their fair share of problems that can quickly creep up on even the most experienced homeowner. As a result, it is extremely important to have scheduled inspections once or twice a year to make sure that you are up to date and that all the different areas of your Newark, NJ, plumbing system are good to go. With Roto-Rooter just a phone call away, you have access to the products, services, and people to provide you with the information you need to successfully complete any repair that comes your way. If you are new to do-it-yourself projects, consider the following tips and tricks to get started.
This list will help you with common Newark, NJ, plumbing problems that most people have to deal with at some time or another.
- In newer homes, plumbing appliances, such as the toilet, are designed to use much less water than older models. In the case of toilet flushing, clogs can become much more common because of the restriction of water flow. To remedy this problem, all you have to do is hold down the flushing lever for ten seconds before letting go. This will allow a lot more water to flow through the drain and carry away the waste. If you do this consistently, you will notice fewer clogging issues.
- Clogging drains are a problem that you can easily live without. Because soap scum, grease, dirt, food, and hair all get trapped into kitchen and bathroom drains, clogs can get out of control if you do not regularly do something to clean them. One of the easiest ways to prevent clogs is by simply pouring boiling hot water down them once a week. Mixing in a little bit of baking soda and vinegar will give it an extra kick to strip away buildup due to dirt and grime.
- One of the best tools that you can buy or rent from Roto-Rooter is a drain snake. This tool allows you to go deep into the heart of your plumbing system and pull out gunk and other blockages in the pipes. As long as it is long enough, it can be snaked out through the entire drainage system in order to resolve serious blockages.
For more information about plumbing tips and tricks, call Roto-Rooter today.