Good Plumbing Information

Dec 07, 11 Good Plumbing Information

If you have experienced any type of plumbing problem, you may realize that it is a good idea to have a good plumber retained and already picked out to do your plumbing Northridge jobs for you before the plumbing incident occurs.  Especially in the event of a plumbing emergency, this is really important.  When you have a toilet leaking or overflowing and need help quickly, it is nice to know you can call the plumber you have already spoken with and they will come quickly to help.  Hopefully, you have already spoken in detail about prices the plumber charges and there will be no surprises there.  Also check into the prices the plumber will charge for after hours, holiday, or weekend services if the need arises.  One of the plumbing Northridge problems that frequently comes up is that of clogged drains.  This can occur in the bathroom sink, shower, tub or toilet.  A clog can also be in the kitchen or any other sink.  Washing machines can also be clogged and cause an overflow which can damage floors and any rooms underneath the level the washer is on.  There are some general tips that can help you prevent clogged drains if you follow them.

First to prevent problems with plumbing Northridge you can make sure to never pour chemicals like paint thinner or even paint down the drains.  Melted wax can also be a problem when dumped down the drain because even though it seems quite liquid when it is hot, it quickly cools and builds up on the inside walls of your drains.  This wax can then start to collect little particles of food that also come down the drain and eventually clog up the drain completely.  At first, you may not notice anything at all is wrong, but then the drain may start seeming to be clogged just slightly.  As more and more build-up accumulates, it can eventually completely clog up the drain.

There are natural bacteria in sewers that break down the solid waste.  If you dump chemicals down your drains, the chemicals can kill these bacteria and impede the process.  This bacteria is needed to break up the waste.  Also avoid putting hair down your drains.  Hair is not easily broken down and is a very common culprit of clogged drains.  Excess toilet paper, baby wipes or paper towels are a common thing that can cause drains to be clogged.

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