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  1. 1. Plumbing Does Not Have To Be Hard, Here is Some Advice That Will Make It Seem Easy. Anyone who has spent any time in a house with running water knows plumbing problems can and do happen. Some problems are a simple fix, but others need a professional. You should have a basic knowledge of plumbing, so that you will be able to deal with any problem that comes your way. Ensure that a septic tank is emptied approximately five yearly, and make sure it is properly maintained. Having it cleaned out prevents the sediment from accumulating in the septic tank and creating a sewage backup in your house or triggering the meltdown of the entire septic system. Pumping a septic tank might cost a lot of money, but it will cost your more money to clean any back up in sewage you may have had, and replacing your septic tank costs even more!! Understanding how your tools work can give you a tremendous boost when plumbing. Research the project you are going to attempt online, and read the manuals that come with the tools before you use them. Make sure you plan before you try any kind of repair, as it can be costly to fix a mistake. If your toilet gets clogged, your plunger is not fixing it, and your water level inside of the toilet appears low, you can sometimes fix the problem by dumping warm water into your toilet at waist level (or maybe even a little higher). After the water level in the toilet bowl has gone down, you can repeat the procedure until the blockage is cleared. Sifting drainers are available for any size drain to prevent items larger than a grain of sand going into your pipes. Your kitchen sink strainer needs cleaning every time something big gets stuck in it. The bathtub's strainers need to cleaned out on a regular basis. If your home has a well for water and there are pink or orange stains in the sinks and tubs, this could be due to high iron content in your water. Luckily, you can quickly fix this by adding some water softener to your supply. You can pick up this product at a lot of stores, or have it shipped out to you. If you want to make sure your garbage disposal is going to be around as long as the house it is inside of, make sure you clean it often. By utilizing a routine on a regular basis, using the combination of lemon rinds, cherry pits, and dish soap, you can maintain a disposal that runs great and smells like new. Have all your plumbing needs scheduled all at once. Rather than calling a plumber every time there is a minor problem, taking care of everything at once allows you to save money for additional repairs down the road. It also costs less because most plumbers will charge you per hour and include a minimum rate for coming out. If you call them out multiple times, those charges for them coming out will add up quickly. If you operate the disposal on your sink, run plenty of cool water. Cold water keeps the blades sharpened, giving you optimal performance whenever it is used. If you use hot water instead of cold, it will turn any fat into liquid and cause the fat to clog your pipes when it later cools and solidifies. If you want to try a pipe cleaner because your pipes are obstructed, it is recommended you use a cleaner that is enzyme based. Enzyme based cleaners work by using natural bacteria that turns the sludge clogged in your pipes into a liquid, allowing it to flow down the drain with ease. The most
  2. 2. highly recommended pipe cleaners are enzyme cleaners. Steer clear of drain cleaners whenever possible. The chemicals that these cleaners are made up of are corrosive, and will damage the pipes in your house if you overuse them. Rather, if you have a blocked drain, consider having a professional plumber come out to diagnose the cause. Make it a habit to run your rarely used valves on a regular basis to avoid plumbing problems. You can maintain them using penetrating oil, and make sure to turn them once in a while so that they do not start sticking. Many people have no clue what plumbing entails, so they will pay whatever price the plumber demands. If you own your own home, then you must learn what you need to know what the professional will be doing. This is wise to keep you from being overcharged, or having unnecessary repairs done. Select your drain cleaners carefully. Sometimes they have very harsh chemical agents that damage your pipes. Make sure you select a brand that is advertised as gentle on the pipes. A plumbing system needs certain bacteria to stay clean, and some chemicals could be harmful to these bacteria or to you. When doing the install on a water heater, keep an eye out for unconnected pipes. A commonly missed pipe is the one that leads out from the area for drainage. Pipes towards the bottom of the water heater are generally re-circulation pipes, which assist in keeping your water hot efficiently, with minimal waste. As you have read at the start of the article, there is a lot of different things that might go wrong when it comes to your plumbing, and it can either be something small or something big. The information in this article should help to prepare you to face those problems with knowledge and confidence.

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