Your home has two types of
Cleaning And Deodorizing
You can use plain old baking soda to help keep your drains fresh and odor free. Once a month--or anytime you smell unpleasant odors wafting from your drain, pour 1 to 2 cups of baking soda down your drain and flush it through with hot tap water.
You can recycle old baking soda by using the box you keep in the fridge as a deodorizer instead of throwing it away.
Fixing Clogged Drains
Complete blockages usually don't happen overnight. They are usually caused by a buildup of grime or grease over a period of time. This means you may notice your drain taking longer to work, and it's at this slow
The bathroom sink and tub are notorious for hair clogs that prevent the free flow of water. To clear the drain, you'll need to remove the tangled hair. It's a disgusting job, but you have to do if you want free flowing drains. You'll need rubber gloves and a plastic bag.
If you suspect a clog further down the pipe is causing your tub or sink to drain slowly, you can try another solution:
If this doesn't work, you might want to call a plumber. The blockage may be deep in the pipes or hard to break up.
You can prevent hair clogs by placing a hair catcher over your drain. They collect hair as you shower, so you can throw it in the trash instead of it going down the drain. Make sure to measure the diameter of your drain to make sure you buy the correct size.
You should also avoid putting any type of grease, oil, fats and food scraps down drains.
For tough clogs or other questions about drains and plumbing issues in your home, contact a local plumber. He or she can give you advice and come out to inspect and diagnose your plumbing issues. To find out more, contact a business like Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.Share
8 April 2015
Do you know when to call a plumber? I had it in my head that plumbing was a simple system in my home that I could manage myself, but quickly learned otherwise. After completing a bathroom renovation myself and having a few of the water and drain pipe connections fail, I quickly learned that it was one job that I should have left to a professional. My website offers you simple solutions to small plumbing issues and a short guide to help you determine if your best option is to call in the professional plumbers. Hopefully, my mistakes will help you learn what not to do in your home.