Plumbing

ADVANTAGES OF REGULAR PLUMBING MAINTENANCE

Regular plumbing maintenance makes life much easier, it can be easy to ignore your plumbing due to everything going on. Taking care of plumbing is essential in keeping clean water flowing in and flushing out waste from a building. Regular plumbing maintenance will allow your plumbing system to run in good condition.

Regular plumbing maintenance and inspection help you detect pipe leakages, damaged faucets, clogged sinks, toilets, shower and bathtub drains and allows fixing those issues before things get complicated.

Regular plumbing maintenance includes,

  1. Repairing sinks, toilets, bathtubs, showers in case they are damaged
  2. Fixing small pipe leakages
  3. Cleaning sink, shower, toilet, bathtub drains
  4. Clearing clogged or slow drains to prevent further blockages
  5. Replacing & repairing water heaters
  6. Servicing and cleaning septic tanks
  7. Maintaining and regulating the water pressure

Regular plumbing maintenance is associated with a lot of benefits and below we’ve listed a few advantages;

ADVANTAGES OF REGULAR PLUMBING MAINTENANCE

  • Cost Saving

Regular plumbing maintenance reduces a lot of costs like high water bills. Every drop of water contributes to your bills going high. Regular maintenance helps to fix small pipe leakages hence reducing water bills.

  • Improved water quality

Regular plumbing maintenance helps to detect any rusty pipes or any contaminants that may make their way to the water supply of your home.

  • improved water pressure

Maintaining your plumbing regularly ensures that you have the water pressure that you need. Low water pressure makes it difficult to clean, shower, and takes a lot of time. You find that something you could have done for 1 minute you’re doing it for 30 minutes or an hour.

  • Better health

A leak under a sink or in the wall can lead to mold and mildew growth which may affect people with asthma, allergies and also cause infections. Plumbing maintenance prevents mold and mildew from growing in your home

At Home Care Managers, we provide residential and commercial plumbing services. This includes installations, repairs, and replacements.

Plumbing Tips and Tricks

When the handyman is not around you need some tips to help you solve the plumbing most common problems in your household. To save money, time, headaches, and the bad odor of some plumbing problems follow some of our plumbing tips and tricks.

Use a bucket of water to flush the toilet

you don’t have to run to the neighbor’s bathroom during a plumbing project yet you already installed the toilet. Before you turn off the water supply, fill 2-gallon buckets with water. flush the toilet by dumping the water in the bowl. you will get one flush per bucket, which works just as well as the usual method although it won’t refill the bowl.

plunge water first before removing the trap

Before you remove a sink trap, give the drain a few plunges with a toilet plunger. This will push most of the water out of the trap lessening the mess when you pull the trap. if you have a double sink, be sure to plug the other drain to contain the air pressure. if the strainer isn’t a screw-down style, you’ll have to hold it down while you plunge the drain.

Drain vacuum

Use a shop vacuum to remove hard projects when a hard object like a toothbrush, comb, toys, and phones a plunger may not be the solution. it might only push the obstruction in deeper, instead suck out the water and the obstruction with wet/dry shop vacuum.

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PROBLEMS CAUSED BY DIRTY & CLOGGED RAIN GUTTERS

Rainwater gutters benefit your home in many ways and when they are not properly maintained, they will damage your home. Gutters control the flow of rainwater on your house by directing/diverting it away from your home to a place where you want it to be collected. The following are the things that make rainwater gutters dirty; bird droppings, trees, leaves, weed, grass, dirt & dust, soil making the gutters clogged in the long run because rainwater is prevented to flow through them.

Dirty and clogged rain gutters can result in the following problems

Structural/foundation damage. Clogged water on the gutters will flow down the walls of your home leading to foundation cracks and weakening the home foundation.

Pest infestations. Standing water on the gutters acts as a breeding place for mosquitoes, rats, ants, spiders, snakes, bees, wasps which may result in serious diseases.

Roof/wall/ceiling damages. Clogged gutters can cause roof leakage making water infiltrate your home.

Fascia boards(face board) damage. Water from the clogged gutter sits into the wood fascia board (face board) causing them to rot.

Mold growth. Mold loves to grow in moist, humid conditions which leads to health issues like asthma, coughing, allergies.

Gutter damage. Dirty gutters carry a lot of weight due to plants, trees, soil and if the water isn’t diverted, it collects and increases the weight on the gutters leading them to break.

Water supply disruption. Dirty and clogged rain gutters affect the supply of water at home because it just stands on the clogged gutter or overflowing sometimes.

It’s advisable to clean rainwater gutters twice a year but if you have trees, plants around, you may need to clean gutters often because they will get dirty at a fast rate.

HOME REMEDIES TO UNCLOG BLOCKED SINK, TOILET DRAINS

Waking up to a blocked toilet, sink, bathtub or shower can be a nightmare. Clogged drains are the most common plumbing issues faced by different properties like homes, schools, hotels, offices & hospitals. If your toilet, sink, or bathtub is having any of the following signs, you’re likely to have a clog or blockage. If water is slow to drain from your sink, toilet, bathtub, or shower, bad odor coming from drains, water coming out from beneath your toilet, splashes of water on the floor near the sink, toilet, shower, or bathtub.

Below is a list of common causes of clogged sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and shower

Hair. Hair clogs are most common in bathroom sinks, bathtubs or shower drains. This could be human hair or animal fur.

Food waste or particles. These particles collect over time and form a clog or blockage.

Soap. Soap can accumulate over time in the sink, shower causing a slow drain.

Small objects. This includes jewelry, toys, condoms, eggshells, etc. These particles get stuck in the drain and end up causing clogs or blockages.

Fats, grease, or oils. This includes butter, cream, vegetable oil, & chocolate. These substances build up and cause blockages, especially in the kitchen sinks.

Wipes & diapers. These are too heavy to be flushed down the toilet and can easily cause a blockage.

The toilet trap is blocked. It’s designed to hold standing water & keep sewer gases from entering your home, if blocked it makes a toilet clog.

If you notice any toilet, sink, bathtub, or shower blockage signs, here are the home remedies you can use to get rid of the blockage before contacting a professional plumber;

Baking soda & Vinegar. Mix baking soda with vinegar and pour into the blocked drain, let it sit for about an hour, and then flush it out with hot water.

Salt & baking soda. Combine baking soda & salt and pour it into the drain, wait for like 30 minutes, and then pour boiling water down the drain.

Wire hanger. Make the hanger straight, wear gloves and gently push it down the drain

Salt & boiling water. First, pour a cup of table salt into the drain, let it sit for a few minutes then pour boiling water.

Lemon juice & baking soda. Mix lemon juice with baking soda and pour it into the sink drain and let it sit for 30 minutes.

Garbage disposal.Dump food waste, wipes, diapers, toys, hair, oils, condoms, eggshell in garbage bins

If you have tried the above remedies and blockage persists, consider contacting a professional plumber for help.