Water is the source of life, but it can also be a nemesis to the frustrated homeowner dealing with plumbing problems. There are not many ways to destroy a home’s structure than a major plumbing problem.
Pump your septic tank at least every five years to keep it working condition. While you may find it costly to get your septic tank cleaned out, it will cost you much more to clean up any sewage backup or to repair or replace your septic tank.
Do not pay your plumber until the problem is fixed. You may be required to put some money down before a job is started, but you never want to pay the entire amount until you are certain the job was completed to your satisfaction. You want to make sure that the plumber did a good job before you pay in full.
If your toilet gets clogged, there is a low level of water in toilet, and the plunger is not working, you can sometimes fix the problem by dumping warm water into your toilet at waist level (or maybe even a little higher). Do this as often as necessary if the water level gets too low.
Never use your bare hands in your garbage disposal to fix a problem. Even an un-powered garbage disposal is turned off they can be dangerous.You can look online to find the diagram for your garbage disposal.
Don’t pour oils, leftover frying fat or any oils down your sink drain. This is primarily true if you are someone who has a garbage disposal; the fat can make the blades turn more slowly and less freely. Make certain you dispose of oils in other places other than the sink.
If you have well water and discover orange or pink discoloration on your bathtub or sink, this is because of iron in your water. This is something that needs to be taken care of by water softener, which can be bought at a store, or you can have someone come to your home and fix it.
By regularly “cleaning” the disposal with lemon rinds, cherry pits and citrus rinds, you can make sure that your garbage disposal is running well and smelling so clean it could be new.
Good education and preparation are the key to avoiding plumbing woes. Homeowners who become knowledgeable about plumbing are better able to avoid plumbing disasters. The owner who does research and prepares for a problem before it happens will more easily repair the problem quickly.