Everyone has a plumbing question at one time or another. Not only do people want information about fixing problems that might crop up, they also want general information about plumbing around the house. These tips and hints will give you a little enlightenment on both ends of the spectrum, thus giving you the choice to proceed as you need with your plumbing demands.
When it gets very cold, your pipes may freeze. If it does, relieve the pressure in the pipe by turning on the tap so the water can be released as the pipe thaws. This will relieve pressure and might prevent the pipe from bursting, preventing further damage.
If your garbage disposal is having problems, don’t give in to the desire to attempt a fix by reaching down into the disposal. A garbage disposal can be dangerous, even when it is not on. Go online and search for sketch of your disposal, or a troubleshooter.
Check floors around toilets for softness, so you can tell if you have any floor damage. Sit on your toilet and sway across both feet to feel if there are any spots less firm than the others. You can save money if you notice the problem as soon as possible.
Check the overflow holes for clogs. Overflow holes divert water when a sink starts to fill up. That doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it can be a big problem if there is a clog. Clear out your sink’s overflow holes every so often, while checking for any other problems or necessary repairs.
If you operate the disposal on your sink, run plenty of cool water. Cold water keeps blades sharp and allows for smoother disposal. Hot water can clog your drain by allowing liquid grease to build up in it.
Being prepared will be of assistance, should a plumbing issue arise. In addition, performing a small amount of routine maintenance could help stop any problems. Use the tips included in the preceding piece, and you will be prepared to tackle any plumbing issues that may develop.