Posted on: 1 October 2017
Experiencing plumbing problems and damage in your home can be an inconvenience, as it can render your plumbing useless for a period of time. Until you can have the repairs completed on your plumbing, you need to do without or find other methods to use in the meantime, until you can have them repaired and remedied. Here are some tips to help you through this process of plumbing problems in your home:
Clean Slow Drains
Often your sink or bathtub drain will begin to drain slowly over time and prolonged usage. This is commonly caused by residue inside the pipes that has collected on debris and other material. Most often, soap residue in bathroom drains and grease residue in kitchen sinks collects upon hair and food particles to create a glob of debris inside the line that slows the drainage of water. Fortunately, you don't have to always resort to drain cleaning chemicals for removing the blockage.
Completing this process to clean out your slow draining sink or tub can be used on your drain regularly to keep it flowing freely. First, dump several spoonfuls of baking soda into the slow drain. Next, pour some vinegar into the drain and put the plug over the drain to keep the bubbling action inside the drain. Last, heat a large pot of water on your stove and when it comes to a boil, dump it into the drain to clean it out and flush out any debris that has become loosened by the vinegar and baking soda.
Clear Blockages and Debris
When any drain in your home becomes blocked completely by food particles from your disposal or other unknown items that have lodged inside your plumbing pipes, you will need to clear the line to restore the pipe's function. If you have access to a plumbing snake, you can push the length of cleaning snake down the pipe that is experiencing the clog and turn the snake to clear the line.
If your plumbing snake is not long enough to reach the clog and your pipe is still clogged after attempting to clear it, you can call a professional plumber to remove the blockage. Professional plumbers have access to industrial sewer snakes, which can reach further and are stronger at clearing clogs. Then, if your blockage is a recurring issue in your line, your plumber can inspect the line with their sewer line camera, which gives them a visual inspection of the interior of the line. You will be able to see if there is any damage to your sewer line or other problem that needs addressing.
Contact a 24/7 plumbing service for more information and assistance.Share