Blocked drains are among the most common plumbing problems that you are likely to experience at home. But why do home drains clog? The answer is simple. It’s usually because of the manner in which you use them. Clearly, water is not the only thing that is going down the drains. For example, grease and tiny food particles can make their way down into the kitchen sink. In the bathroom, soap scum and hair usually cause blockage. These foreign substances tend to build up until the drain is totally clogged.
As the weather begins to get cold, attend to all of your exposed pipes by adding insulation to them. Pay particular attention to pipes located in crawl spaces and the outside walls of your residence. Taking this step will help ensure that your pipes continue to function throughout the winter.
A leaking pipe is not a cause for panic although it may strike fear in your heart initially. The most common reason that a pipe will leak is because it is frozen or because the joint is corroded. In some cases resoldering a joint that is soldered might eliminate the plumbing problem. In other cases tightening a threaded joint may be all that needs to be done. For those occasions when a plumber cannot arrive on your doorstep immediately you can try mending a pipe that has burst with a clamp-on pipe patch. You can also make your own emergency clamps out of rubber and a C-clamp.
Remove the drain cover with a screw driver, and insert the straightened coat hanger into the drain. You should be able to manipulate the coat hanger and pull out the blockage. Use a flashlight to help you locate the clog. Be careful not the push the clog further into the drain, as this may require a plumbing contractor to clear the blockage.
Start by slowly pushing the rotor into the rotary pump housing. Twist the vanes permitting them to bend. When you get the vanes in the rotary pump, it should slide in effortlessly.
Removing a Shower Drain cover is useful for replacing the cover, cleaning out the Kesmet Shower Drain, troubleshooting a clogged drain or ensuring the safe use of liquid drain cleaners. Removing the cover is different from removing the actual drain. Removing the entire drain fixture may require a plumber, while cover removal can usually be done by the homeowner or resident.
Deodorize the Garbage Disposal. Pour used coffee grounds into the garbage disposal and allow them to sit for five to ten minutes. They’ll pick up all of the nasty odors that have collected there. Thereafter run hot or warm water into the disposal and run it to flush it down the drain. Contrary to popular opinion, coffee grounds don’t remove clogs nor do they cause them if they’re pushed through a garbage disposal.
Obviously, bathroom showers come in a wide variety of styles these days. If you purchase a collector, they almost always come with plumbing instructions or the store can note anything unusual you should know. It sounds complex, but is typically pretty straight forward. Have fun!