Drain and Pipes Maintenance Tips
Take a few minutes to read these helpful maintenance tips in the article below. You’ll be glad you took the time to learn more knowledge about plumbing in case any issues arise.
You have an easy repair if you hear hammering and squeaking noises coming from your pipes. You must anchor exposed pipes to get rid of the noises. You may want to call a plumber to help with pipes that require you to cut a hole in a wall, ceiling or floor.
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The Powerful Use Of Baking Soda & White Vinegar
A cup of baking soda followed with a cup of white vinegar each month will keep your drain running smoothly. Cover the drain and wait for the chemical reaction between the vinegar and baking soda to happen in your pipes. Wait for at least 10 to 15 minutes before you pour boiling water down the drain. This method should clear your pipes of accumulated hair and soap scum.
Use Lots Of Cold Water
To keep your garbage disposal working at its best, use lots of cold water when it’s on. The cold water helps keep the blades nice and sharp and will allow for a much smoother disposal. When you use hot water, any grease that is in the garbage disposal will melt and be more prone to stopping up your drain.
A Water Hose That Has Been Improperly Installed
If you have water leaking into the dishwasher, luckily it’s an easy fix. The hose that runs from the kitchen sink to the dishwasher is not installed properly, and can be corrected quickly. The hose going from the dishwasher to the sink must go downhill, and then uphill, to prevent water mixing from the two devices.
Knowing some basics about general plumbing will help save you a bunch of money!