Three Tips To Help Your Plumbing Avoid Problems

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Issues with your home's plumbing can be an extremely unpleasant and stressful problem to face. Unfortunately, it can be common for homeowners to make some oversights that can lead to avoidable issues with their pipes. In particular, you may benefit from using the following few plumbing tips to help ensure that your plumbing avoids these routine issues.

Keep The Garbage Disposal Clean

Your kitchen garbage disposal can eliminate much of the hassle with doing the dishes, but if these units are not regularly cleaned, they can encounter a number of problems. For example, it is possible for these devices to become clogged due to a buildup of food particles, grease and other debris around its spinning blades. These substances can prevent these blades from spinning, which can burn out the motor.

Fortunately, it is fairly simple to clean a garbage disposal. You can pour baking soda down the drain and follow it with apple cider vinegar. The fizzing reaction this combination of chemicals causes will help to remove any stubborn grime and using apple cider vinegar can help to deodorize.

Remove Mineral Deposits From Faucet Aerators

Over the course of time, mineral deposits can start to form in the aerator of your faucets. These deposits can prevent water from being to able to efficiently flow through the aerator, which can result in a substantial decrease in water pressure.

Luckily, you can remove these mineral deposits by simply unscrewing the aerator and soaking it in vinegar for several hours. The vinegar will help to dissolve these deposits. While you may still need to gently scrub the aerator to remove some deposits that the vinegar did not dissolve, this step can greatly reduce the difficulty of removing these deposits.

Understand The Dangers Of Chemical Clog Removers

A clogged pipe can be one of the more routine problems that your plumbing can encounter. However, there are many homeowners that may simply opt to use a chemical clog remover to address this problem. Unfortunately, the chemicals in these solutions can be remarkably acidic, and this can degrade the pipes. This is especially problematic in older homes.

To remove clogs without using these chemicals, you will want to invest in a drain snake. These devices are designed to be able to reach deep into the pipes to remove or break up any clogs that may have formed. In instances where you are unable to remove the clog with this device, you should contact an experienced plumber because they may be able to use other methods, such as a pressurized jet of water, to break up the clogs without resorting to these chemicals.

For plumbing services, contact a company such as Aurora Plumbing and Electric Supply, Inc.

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22 June 2016

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