Now is the time to finally learn about plumbing. You’ve thought about it often, but haven’t had the time to do it.
Avoid placing fat, grease, and other oils down your drain. This is especially damaging to garbage disposals because the fat can make the blades go slower and less efficiently. Make certain you dispose of oils away from the sink.
If your home has a well for water and there are pink or orange stains in the sinks and tubs, that is from iron in your water supply. This is something that needs to be taken care of by water softener, which you can buy at a store, or you can have someone come to your home and fix it.
Pour equal parts baking soda followed by vinegar down your bathtub drain every month. Plug up the opening or cover it with a cloth while the chemical reaction takes place. Wait for a little while, then flush with boiling water. Doing this periodically should keep your pipes of hair and soap scum.
Frozen pipes can do very extensive and expensive plumbing repair jobs. The first thing to do is ensure your outside pipes are thoroughly wrapped or insulated. When the temperature dips, drain and disconnect the hoses and shut off your outside faucet. Doing this could help save a lot of cash related to plumbing repair bills.
Do not attempt to remove grout out of a line by yourself. You can try dislodging some of the grout up the line. This works better with plastic pipes as opposed to metal.
Don’t bother running your garbage disposal. The truth is that it might encourage food to adhere to …