You will realize how important having a clear kitchen sink is as soon as it is blocked! A grease clogged drain not only wreaks havoc on your pipes, but it acts as the perfect trap for food particles and excess debris. That collection of old food, grease and debris builds up, leaving you with the awful smell of rotting food! You don’t have to call out a plumber just yet though, there are ways that you can unclog your blocked drain using things you find in your pantry. While it is better to try prevent a clogged drain by making sure that you don’t pour grease down into the sink, it is a common plumbing problem. When caught early enough, all you would need to do is pour a few jugs of boiling water down the drain to soften and unclog the grease build-up.
But every so often, a grease clogged drain needs a bit more work. When this happens, reach for half a cup of baking soda and one cup of vinegar. Start by pouring the baking soda down the drain, and then follow with the cup of vinegar. Once you’ve done this, go and have a cup of coffee and wait an hour while this combination does all the work for you. Follow this by pouring a kettle full of boiling water down the drain too, this simple combination should do the trick for you! If you need something with a bit more kick, add a cup of salt water and baking soda into the drain, and chase that mixture with a kettle of boiling water. This usually helps the grease dissolve immediately and will unclog your kitchen drain and in turn, solving your blocked plumbing woes.
Being a home renovation business owner sure has its perks. The incessant (if not steady) flow of income, the respect I gain both from clients and my workers, and the fact that I got to do what I am most passionate about. However, there is this one thing that I don’t like much about being in this business. It is being asked to “help” with someone else’s plumbing problems just because they knew that I have the skills. Don’t take it the wrong way. I love to help. In fact, helping is the core foundation of why I decided to build my company – to help homeowners make their dream home a reality. But as we all know, there’s limit to helping, especially if there are certified professionals out there who are actually qualified to perform plumbing work in Boston.
For those who know me personally, who often come to me for help (and to everyone else reading this post) my advice is this: It’s always better to call your local plumbing company if you need a licensed plumber in Somerville than ask for anyone else’s help. Even though I am willing to offer my services for free or even for a fee, it’s always better for property owners to call the right people. I recommend Plumbers 911 to anyone looking for reliable plumbing service provider in the Boston area. They only have licensed and fully-insured technicians on staff and their techs are highly trained and well-equipped to handle home remodeling or any plumbing jobs.
Whoa there! I can see you shaking your head right now. Don’t be put off by the cost of hiring an expert. Preventive maintenance and timely repairs can do wonders in minimizing your future repair bills, believe me on this. Call them right now and you can thank me later.
The noblest art of all the arts? To build, to build, according to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
“Painting and sculpture are but shadows cast by outward things on stone, having in themselves no separate existence.”
Now that’s all very well and good. But obviously Henry Wadsworth Longfellow never had to rebuild the home pipes. He may not have been as enthused then. Of course, who knows he may not have had a wife when it was his turn to do ‘That’ remodeling job.
How Repiping Works
Nothing is as bothersome or as frustrating as repiping a home. Still it is a necessary ‘Evil’ and when it’s all finished some day, you’ll be happy with the results.
If you’ve seen that your galvanized pipes are already old and corroding, rust are blocking off your pipes therefore reducing pressure and contaminating your water, beware. If you’re not careful, the corroded pipes can lead to leakage and could cause some serious damage to your plumbing system and water supply.
If you are facing this issue, maybe consider repiping? Contact a reliable local Leawood plumber immediately. This plumber will help you with the following:
Estimation and inspection. Before starting anything on the repiping process, it is important that a plumbing check your whole plumbing system. They would check the extent of the problem and the materials to use to correct the issue.
Preparation. You and your plumber should discuss the whole process including the preparation of alternate water sources, protecting your furniture and floor among others.
Installation. You should discuss which section will be repiped first as this is done one section at a time.
Testing. Discuss the second inspection after the repiping is completed to check if the installation was correctly done and there are no leaks everywhere.
Pipes like everything in the home have a lifespan, and when certain problems arise, you better be paying attention. As these can mean it’s time to repipe, otherwise you risk some severe water damage in the future.
Repiping a commercial building or home can be a lot of work and involves a hefty expense. But it doesn’t have to come as a surprise you can plan financially for a repiping job if you learn to see the signs.