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Common Causes of Clogged Pipes

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

It is a common issue in any household that drains get clogged. Most of the time the culprit of clogged drains are everyday items that when disposed of correctly can save you from backed up smelly kitchen drains or overflowing soiled toilets. These problems can cause you problems and costly water damage restoration process. So, as soon as you noticed that your drains are running slower, it’s worth getting everything checked out by a professional drain unblocking company such as Flo-Well Drainage and Plumbing (more info at flo-well.co.uk).

Don't allow water to go out the drain!

But this inconvenient problem is easily preventable and can save you a lot of heartache by taking simple steps to ensure your pipes flow freely and water is drained correctly. In case you need professional help however there is Adelaide home pipe repair service that can help you. You will find below some common causes of clogged pipes and how to prevent them.

Food

So you think that because you have the toughest and most powerful garbage disposal on the market that you can put pretty much anything down there and it will disappear like magic? Wrong. You would be surprised at the everyday food products that should not be put into your garbage disposal. Vegetables that are stringy or fibrous should never go down the disposal. Vegetables of this material tend to get caught in the motor and will eventually clog your drain and possibly lead to a burnt out disposal motor. You should take care of drains just like you do not to have the clogged dryer vents. Also foods that are high in starch should not be put in your kitchen drain. These foods will swell and stick to the pipes slowing and eventually backing up your drain. This is the same for any greases, fats, or heavy gravies. Its better to put these items in a plastic bag and put them in the trash, as recommended by HOME – GOLDEN RETROFIT.

Hair

Hair is among the top causes of clogged drains in restrooms. The longer the hair the worse for your drain. Hair is notorious for clumping up in pipes and does so at a slower pace therefore allowing it to thicken and harden making removal extremely difficult. The best way to prevent this is to purchase a hair crumb catcher and install it over your drain. Also remember to regularly clean the hair crumb catcher so that doesn’t become clogged as well.

Paper

The only type of paper that should go down your toilet is toilet paper. Refrain from flushing paper towels and feminine products down the toilet. These products are designed for maximum absorption and when they come in contact with water will expand and immediately cause a clogged drain. Other paper products that should stay away from flushing are cotton balls, per-moistened wipes, and scrub pads. On a side note and one that doesn’t qualify as paper but is a common problem in toilets are kids toys. Things like action figures, barbie dolls, and matchbox cars are often found by plumbers unclogging toilets so if you have little ones it might be a good idea to install a child safety mechanism to prevent lifting of the lid. If you need a good technitian to solve this problem, check out Marines Plumbing website.

Soap

Believe it or not soap can actually clog your drains. The most common form of soap known to clog drains is bar soap. This happens when bar soap combines with hard water to form residue that is left behind on pipes. This residue will build up and restrict flow causing slow drainage of basins and tubs. It is recommended switching to liquid soap or using liquid hand sanitizer which requires no rinsing.

If you ever find yourself with a clogged drain do not hesitate to contact the experts at A-Peoria Plumbing. Remember if you have a drain that is continuously clogging, it could be a sign of a more serious problem.

What Not to Flush

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

One of the more common calls we receive is to clear clogged sewer lines and toilets. We’ve discovered that most of these situations could have been avoided by practicing a little common sense before flushing things down the toilet. Other items should not be flushed as they can be harmful to the environment. Today we’ll share a list of items that commonly are discarded by flushing but shouldn’t be:

  • Disposable Diapers
  • Tampons and Tampon Applicators
  • Cotton Balls and Cotton Swabs
  • Cleaning Wipes of any kind (including Swiffer floor wipes!)
  • Mini or Maxi Pads
  • Condoms
  • Facial Tissue
  • Paint or Chemicals
  • Poisons and hazardous waste
  • Fats or Grease
  • Old Medications
  • Cigarette Butts
  • Paper Towels
  • Goldfish or other small pets
  • Newspaper
  • Socks or Clothes

Basically we all know what a toilet is for. So use it, don’t abuse it, and stay free from clogs!

How To Hire A Plumber: Pricing

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Pricing

Compare prices, but remember the cheapest quote isn’t necessarily the best plumber for the job. An experienced, qualified plumber may charge more for the work, but could save you money in the end by doing the job right and using the best materials.

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Courtesy of ARA Content

Originally Posted @  http://www.homeownernet.com/plumbing-how-to/hire_plumber.html

How To Hire A Plumber: Clean Up

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Clean Up

Ask the plumber how he or she intends to leave the work area once the job is completed. You don’t want to be cleaning up after a plumber for hours after they’ve left your home. Also, ask about disruption during the project. For instance, if the plumber uses CPVC pipe, you won’t have to worry about metal/copper filings to pick up or oil that may spill on your carpet and flooring.

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Originally Posted @  http://www.homeownernet.com/plumbing-how-to/hire_plumber.html

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