Surefire Tips On Maintaining Free Flowing Pipes And Drains At Your Home

Maintaining Free Flowing Pipes and Drains.

There can be myriads of problems and complications come up in a household when the matter occurs with plumbing. It is obvious that problems of household plumbing such as clogged pipes, leaky pipes, running toilet, low water pressure and so on can overwhelm any homeowner or renter. And in such situations, people immediately look for emergency plumbing service provided by the professional plumbers. But do you know all those plumbing problems and troubles can be prevented if you take simple steps beforehand?

Preventing the Problem of Slow or Clogged Drains

One of the best ways to maintain free flowing pipes and drains at your home is to be conscious about what you are putting into them. Things like cooking grease, soap scum, hair and coffee grounds are some of the major enemies of the drains. Therefore –

·  Store cooking grease in an old can and dispose the can in the trash rather than pouring it in the drain.

·  Instead of throwing coffee grounds in the sinks and drains, it is suggested to throw them in the garbage.

·  Keep a drain-gate or screen on the drain's opening to that you can prevent hair and soap scum to pass through the drains and pipes.

Instead of following these steps, your household plumbing needs regular cleaning service in order to ensure the free flowing pipes and drains so that you don't have to suffer from clogged drains and pipes and problem of odor.

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Regular Maintenance for Drains and Pipes

Running Hot Water Through Sinks - After each use, if you run hot water through your kitchen sink, oils of the food products cannot build up on the inner side of the pipes. Make sure the water should not be too hot that can harm the plastic pipe. Choose hotter than usual water for the kitchen sink's pipes as well as bathroom drains to present clogs.

Pouring Baking Soda in the Drain - If you throw a handful of baking soda in the drain and pour hot water following it, you don't have to face the problem of drain and pipe clogging since baking soda works wonderfully as a cleaning agent that can absorb foul odors.

Pouring a Cup of Vinegar - You can also pour some vinegar in the drain and wait for 30 minutes. Then put very hot water. Since vinegar has acetic acid, it acts as a powerful organic solvent for removing the organic buildups in the pipelines.

Solution for Regular Clogging Problem

When you have to face the problem of clogged drains and pipes regularly, try out this solution for drains and pipes in sinks, tubs and showers. You need to arrange half cup of baking soda, vinegar, salt and some boiling water. Now when you are going to sleep, just before that pour the baking soda and salt in the drain and add vinegar on them to allow for brewing foam for a minute. Now follow it with minimum two quarts of boiling water and let the solution cleanse the drain overnight.

You can also use the store-bought drain cleansers that can dissolve the clogging problem with soap scum and hair. But don't pick any strong drain cleaner in large quantity as it can bring health hazard in your household.

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  1. Justin Knox August 23, 2016

    I have been having issues with a couple of drains in my house. I have tried cleaning them with things such as hot water, but it doesn’t seem to do much. Do you think I need to have professional drain cleaning done?


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