Avoid Home Plumbing Problems
DISCLAIMER: Every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information within this website. Before attempting to solve your home plumbing problems it is recommended that you hire a professional plumber (υδραυλικός) before attempting to do the work yourself. With several years of experience under our belts we have seen the results of many of those that have tried to fix it themselves.
When it is time to fix your plumbing, you may not know which tools are needed, or what options to consider, what equipment to buy and what rules to follow.
The tips in this article can provide you with the information you need to know to complete a simple plumbing task yourself.
Avoid Home Plumbing Problems By Not Pouring Cooking Grease Down The Drain
One of the biggest plumbing problems that we see is individuals pouring cooking grease and other fatty oils down the drain. This will eventually cause a build up in your pipes causing backups not only in your house but into the streets as well.
By disposing of your cooking grease in the proper manner it will help to prevent home plumbing problems as well as sewage backup that will come into your home. This backup is known as an overflow and could pose a health problem if unchecked.
Many home owners mistakenly think that they can use their garbage disposal as a means to get rid of their cooking grease. Despite popular belief, your home garbage disposal system does not remove grease from your homes plumbing system.
Another myth that homeowners believe is that running hot water through your pipes will allow the grease to flow through successfully. The truth is hot water will coll down eventually in your pipes thus causing the grease to coagulate.
If you notice that your water is any of your sinks or bathtubs are draining a little slower, this is the beginning sign of a problem. It is recommended that you call a professional and have this matter looked at before it causes a serious problem.
More Home Plumbing Problems: Drain Cleaners
In a recent survey it was discovered that 97% of homeowners in the United States would attempt to fix a clogged drain themselves before calling a plumbing professional.
Recent studies have proven that in the majority of cases these dangerous drain cleaners where nowhere as effective as they advertise.
What the homeowner does not know is that whenever you used these agents it leaves your plumbing filled with chemicals, and could possibly cost you way more than if you would have just called a plumber to start with.
There are three general types of drain cleaning chemicals that the home owner should be aware of. Chances are you have already run across some of these dangerous chemicals and did not know what you were working with.
The most common of these products are the caustic bases type. You know exactly what I am talking about, but you probably do not recognize them by that name. Have you ever heard of, Liquid Plumr and Drano?
Well those are considered caustic base type cleaners. These products use some form of either sodium hydroxide (commonly known as lye) or sodium hypo chlorite (also known as bleach) in various degrees of concentration.
Most caustic based drain cleaners will not harm most pipes however they will destroy the rubber seals around your sink if you happen to get any on them. The chemical reaction from these cleaners can will eat away at hair, soap scum and grease, and allow the drain to flow again in many cases.
Of course, without frequent repeated use of these products, the clog will simply return, usually very quickly. Only by calling professional handymen will there be a real solution.
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