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Plumbing Tips

When it comes to plumbing problems what most people don't know is that it can easily have been avoided by just following a few easy steps. These precautionary steps help you avoid the most common plumbing problems such as clogged pipes, broken garbage disposal, and leaky pipes. plumbing wrench

Lets begin with how to prevent clogged pipes from happening. The easiest way to do this is to buy a drain-grate to go over the drain in your sink. This will collect all types of dirt, hair, and other things that can easily clog a pipe. The other ways to prevent this especially in the kitchen is to refrain from pouring oil down the drain and if you do make sure to do so when hot water is running. The hot water allows the oil to run down the drain and not get stuck on pipes. Follow this fun cleaning technique routinely and you would be surprised at the result. First pour a decent amount, about a handful, of baking soda into the drain, then wash it down with hot water. After that is done pour vinegar down the drain and let it rest for approximately thirty minutes then run boiling water down the drain.

Having the drain filter mentioned above is a great way to also prevent the garbage disposal system from breaking down. What most people don't know is that rice and potato peels are extremely bad for the garbage disposal system. Make sure to refrain from putting them down the disposal system and use the same technique for cleaning the drain to ensure a long lasting garbage disposal system.

If you continue to experience plumbing problems and are tired of trying to fix it yourself, feel free to call one of our expert plumbers to come out, check the problem, and fix it. All of the plumbers that work at General Contractors One are licensed plumbers who are insured and courteous. So call us today for a free in home estimate.


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