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Plumbing Tips for First Time Homeowners

If you regularly face problems like a clogged pipe, dripping faucet or low-pressure water, you probably need a professional plumber’s help. Trying to undertake a complex job without a professional or having the necessary skills could increase your risk of creating additional issues.
If you don’t want to put your plumber on speed dial, you can opt for the plumbing ideas mentioned below. Every homeowner can use these ideas to solve his/her plumbing issues, or maybe one of these might save you from having to pay more than you need to.

Use a bucket of water to flush the toilet

There is a fast and easy way to unclog a typical flush toilet that doesn’t require a plunger. Just take a bucket filled with water, and pour the water towards the bottom of the bowl where you see the toilet colon passageway disappear. This will clear the toilet while removing the waste and de-clogging the pot. The water level in the bowl will start to rise and just before it seems like it is going to overflow the rim of the bowl, the toilet should flush on its own.

Use a plunger to unclog drains

Do not let soap, hair, and debris clog your drains. Make sure you use a strainer to filter out these elements and prevent them from going into your drains. In the case, you don’t use a strainer and your drains are filled with water, use a plunger and get rid of all the water and particles. You can even use a plunger to unclog a sink. Moreover, you can also open up the sink from the bottom, to let all the water and particles out of the drain. If you do open up the sink, do not forget to keep a bucket under the sink. This will ensure that water does not drop out on the floor but into the bucket.

Be cautious when flushing

Staying cautious when flushing, and being informed around what you should flush can save you from most unwelcome plumbing problems. Keep your toilet clean and ask everyone in the house not to flush any anything other than human waste and toilet paper. So make sure you don’t flush things like feminine products, paper towels, and baby wipes. If you have toddlers, be especially mindful since we see a lot of instances where a toy, pacifier, toothbrush, or other toddler items are found to the culprit of a problem toilet.

Your shower drain needs a cleanup

You might view this as the creature from the black lagoon, but ignoring it can clog drains. Make sure you clear the strainer in your bathroom after every bath and do not let debris clog your drains. Trust me your pipes will thank you later. Maintaining a cleanup routine for your drains will go a long way in preventing problems for you in the future.
Installing a catch-all is also a good idea as it will prevent your hair from draining down . If your sewer system gets clogged frequently, a camera inspection can help you find the actual reason behind the clogs.
Hydro jetting is another way to solve this problem. This is a highly efficient process that cleans sewer lines using the high-velocity water pressure technique.

Poorly installed water pipes

Once your pipes start leaking, you are likely to suffer serious moisture damage which can destroy the overall structure of your home. Never ignore warning signs For example, tiny leaks, corroded pipes, and rusty joints, and especially elbow joints that rust faster.
Check out your home’s supply pieces whether they are galvanized or not. It is advised to change the galvanized pieces as soon as possible as they may create a problem in the future.
If drains restrict the flow of water, it means the pipes are not big enough to sustain the flow of water. Therefore, proper installation is mandatory, which will further protect the pipes from freezing or even bursting during seasonal change.
A home is a place where you seek peace. It is the place where you make one of the most significant investments; therefore, you need to know hacks that can keep your home safe from regular plumbing issues. If you want a professional plumber’s help, you can always contact Caccia Plumbing to evaluate, maintain, and repair your home’s plumbing system.

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