Friday, 9 October 2015

DIY Plumbing System Maintenance

Water and sewer pipes are an important part of our home. Though often invisible, it contributes largely to the functionality of every household. It is responsible for delivering hot and cold water and eliminating waste to keep our homes clean and safe. To prolong its life, paying regular attention to it won’t hurt. In addition, proper plumbing care can help prevent leaks and save us from costly repairs.

Clogged drain quick fix

  • Pour ½ cup of salt down the sink followed by boiling water 
  • Flush with very hot water until clog is clear

Dripping Faucet

  • Make sure to shut off the valve under the sink
  • Plug the sink
  • Unscrew aerator from end of faucet
  • Scrub aerator parts and rinse after
  • Reassemble the aerator and re-attach

Prevent future clogging

Watch what goes down your drains. Backed-up water adds pressure to the wastepipes, stressing them and shortening their lifespan. Always remember to prevent food scraps from going down the sink, keep hair out of bathroom drains and never flush tissue and other materials down toilets.

Installing screens over drains in showers and tubs can also prevent buildup. Scrape food before doing dishes to prevent liquid grease from going down the drain. Grease is only liquid when it’s hot. But when it pours down the drain, it cools and solidifies causing clogs.

However, there are instances where we are pre-occupied and we sometimes neglect our plumbing systems. In cases of clogged drains, you can opt for the DIY quick fixes provided earlier, but make sure to call a professional in cases of severe plumbing problems. Call Flame. They also offer furnace and air condition repair in Detroit. Feel free to visit this website for an overview of our services.