If you tend to have problems with the plumbing in your home, you want to make sure you do all you can to prevent clogs. You also want to educate yourself on how you can take care of clogs on your own. Following the tips in this article will help you to avoid plumbing issues and deal with them on your own when issues arise.
The best way for you to make sure you prevent clogs is to make sure you don't put the wrong things down your drains. Always dispose of oils and greases before you put pans into your sink. If there is any chance of some residual oil and grease making its way into the drain then you want to make sure you run extremely hot water when you are rinsing the pans off.
Every once in a while you will also want to fill your sinks with very hot water and then take the plug out. When the plug is pulled, the force of the water will rush into the pipes and the heat will help loosen any build-up. This is going to help to flush any built-up debris down the lines. Hot water is the easiest substance on your system, but it is also the most efficient way to care for your plumbing.
If your drains do get clogged, you want to start with the easiest solution first. If the sink only has a little water in it, you want to fill it up about a half a foot. If it's a double sink, then you need to plug the other side. Take a plunger and use it on the water side of the sink until you dislodge the clog. Once the water goes down, then you should pour very hot water down the drain to flush it out. If this doesn't work, move on to the net method.
You want to scoop out all the water you can and then put about a half a cup worth of baking soda down the sink's drain. Then, put about a half a cup of vinegar down the same drain. The combination of these two things will cause a reaction that should dissipate the clog and fix the problem. Once again, run very hot water down the drain afterward.
If the above methods don't work, then you may want to call out a professional plumber, such as Roto-Rooter. They will help to free your clog and may be able to repair your plumbing so the issues stop happening.Share
31 March 2015
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