Any homeowner who does not happen to be a professional plumber, will eventually be dealt a headache or two by some plumbing problem in their house. Not only are professional plumbers costly, but they also may have you waiting for too long. Continue on for information to help simply your plumbing problems!
You should have your septic tank pumped once every five years for best performance. Deposit and debris build up in your tank can result in major problems. While you may find it costly to get your septic tank cleaned out, the cost is much higher to have sewage and backups cleaned up and your septic tank repaired or replaced.
If you are unable to relieve a clogged toilet with a plunger, try pouring a small bucket of water into the bowl from about waist level if the level of water in the bowl is low. Do this every time the water level gets too low.
Never put fat, grease, or oils into your drain. Oils will eventually harden and clog up your drain. Especially if you operate a garbage disposal, the fat causes blades to be less efficient. To keep your kitchen pipes clear, never dispose of grease down your sink drain.
If you want your garbage disposal to have the same lifespan as your total home, clean it regularly. By regularly “cleaning” the disposal with lemon rinds, cherry pits and dish soap, you can make sure that your garbage disposal is running well and smelling so clean it could be new.
A great way to knock out your plumbing issues in one shot is to schedule everything at once. By doing so, you can save up enough money to pay for the repairs. It is a lot more cost effective as you will only be paying for one call-out fee instead of multiple trips.
Regularly check your overflow holes to make sure they’re not clogged. The overflow holes are there to make sure the sink doesn’t overfill, which can become a problem if they are blocked. Make cleaning debris from the overflow holes part of your regular routine of maintaining your plumbing and checking it for problems and required repairs.
As you can see, plumbing problems don’t have to be so difficult. If you can solve the problem yourself, you can save time waiting for a plumber, as well as saving a whole lot of money. Try applying what you’ve learned from this article next time you have a plumbing problem!