the average homeowner (can) clear clogged drains without the need of an expensive plumbing contractor. Proper maintenance can prevent the problem from occurring to begin with.
Arlington, TX (PRWEB) June 22, 2013
Clogged drains will occur in every household sooner or later. The drain lines in your home run along walls and under the flooring of the house. A basic understanding of how they function can help the average homeowner clear clogged drains without the need of an expensive plumbing contractor. Proper maintenance can prevent the problem from occurring to begin with.
Tip #1: According to the expert plumbers from First Call Plumbing, every home in the Arlington TX area should have a hand operated auger, a.k.a. a plumbers snake, and a plunger. These basic tools can be purchased inexpensively at all hardware outlet stores.
Tip#2: Avoid liquid plumbing chemicals reputed to clear drains. Caustic chemicals introduced into your pipes can cause more harm than good. Are you concerned with the environment? Harsh chemicals introduced into the water pose a threat to animals and plants, and should be avoided whenever possible.
Tip#3: Prevention is the key. Avoid clogged drains to begin with and you will avoid the nuisance that is caused by backed up drain pipes. When you take care of your plumbing system you increase its lifespan. Rather than trying to fix the problem, preventing it in the first place will dramatically reduce your expenses.
Three Tactics To Employ:
a. Reduce or totally eliminate the practice of dumping leftover food scraps down the kitchen drain. Discard these items in the trash before washing dishes.
b. Pouring liquid grease into the drain is a bad idea. Disposing of it in this manner will result in the build up an ultimate backup of your drain lines. Instead transferor the grease into sealed containers and dump it in the garbage.
c. Hair is a common cause of clogged drains in bathrooms. Keep hair from finding its way into the drain is much as possible.
The experts at First Call Plumbing want homeowners and commercial property managers to realize there are basic maintenance steps that can be taken to prevent costly sewer repairs. However there are times that calling a professional service cannot be avoided. So, the final tip recommended is to always hire a professional, licensed plumber. Do not hire a handyman that is unlicensed and uninsured. This is for your protection.