Valuable Plumbing Information For Any Home Owner
It can seem like a lot of work to learn about plumbing, but once you begin, you can educate yourself on the subject.
Knowing what tools and the proper way to use them can help greatly in your plumbing experience. Before attempting any repairs, you should have a plan; otherwise, a mistake could make repairs even more costly.
If you aren’t having any luck using a plunger on a clogged toilet, pour some extra water in the bowl to make the plunger effective again. Repeat this once your water returns back to a lower level.
If you have well water and discover orange or pink discoloration on your bathtub or sink, this is likely a result of iron levels in the well water. This is something that needs to be taken care of by water softener, which can be bought at a store, or have a company come out to your house and take care of it for you.
Pour baking soda followed by vinegar down your bathtub drain every month. Plug the drain and allow the chemical reaction takes place. After waiting a few minutes,just flush the drain out with water that has reached a boiling point. Doing this will probably void your pipes free of hair and soap scum.
Always use cold water when you are using your garbage disposal is running. Cold water will allow for the food particles to be properly disposed of while keeping the blades sharp and encourage a smoother disposal.
You can save lots on energy with the installation of shower heads designed for better efficiency. Most of the hot water we use is in our showers. If you invest in purchasing and installing shower heads that are energy-efficient, you can potentially reduce your energy bill by $100 or more annually for every shower head used in your home.
If you see unwanted water that keeps draining into your dishwasher, check the connection on your kitchen sink. The hose connecting the kitchen sink to your dishwasher needs to go up and then down in order for the water of both locations to not mix.
Don’t flush anything that is unlikely to dissolve and wind up clogging pipes, sanitary napkins, diapers or cotton balls, because these items don’t break down and may cause clogging issues.
That wasn’t bad, was it? Plumbing has many different easy tips and tricks that anyone can learn. With the right information, you can tackle some of the most common home plumbing problems. Hopefully, the tips above have given you the information you need. Live in the El Dorado Hills area and need plumbing service? Cal us today at (916) 370-7572 or contact us online to schedule service with us.
El Dorado Hills Plumbers & Sewer
4540 Post St.
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762