22 Dec. 19

All You Need To Know About Plumbing Drains

No one ever wants to think about plumbing drains, until one is not working correctly. Then it quickly becomes a very hot topic because you need to avoid a flood of dirty water in your home. Once you manage to prevent dirty water and possibly worse, in your house, there are a few things that you should know to help avoid future drain catastrophes. So here are a handful of tips and essential points that will allow you to take better care of your drains and avoid the panic of a nasty flood in your home.

LIQUID DRAIN CLEANER

Many homeowners think that a jug of liquid drain cleaner from the big box store is almost as good as a magic trick in a bottle. But that is far from the truth. All you need to remember about using liquid drain cleaner is, NEVER do it! This liquid is a chemical cocktail that is designed to eat through drain clogs. But the problem is that it often eats through your drain pipes before it destroys the clog. Just read the long list of warnings on the label to verify that this is some caustic and dangerous stuff. And if melting your drain pipes is not bad enough, don’t forget the part about the hazardous chemical fumes that can irritate your eyes, throat, and lungs. That means that the fumes will be damaging your body while the liquid is damaging your pipes. Don’t ever be tempted by this toxic hoax in a bottle. Call (214) 388-4525 if you have a tough clog. A licensed Metroplex Leak & Line professional will remove the clog quickly and safely.

GURGLING TOILETS

We all know that toilets have a tough job. But a toilet should not be complaining about that each time it is flushed. If your toilet is gurgling or even forcing water bubbles up into your tub or shower when it is flushed, you have a ventilation issue. Here is likely to be a blockage in the standpipe that allows air into your drain pipes so that water flows freely. Think of when you pour soda from a bottle. If you tip the bottle too far, the liquid does not flow smoothly. It glugs when air needs to flow into the container. Your plumbing works on this same principle. So when you hear a strange noise when you flush, call (214) 388-4525 and schedule an appointment with a plumbing pro who can fix the issue.

MY GARBAGE DISPOSAL SMELLS LIKE GARBAGE

Garbage disposals can become coated with a residue of grease, cooking oil, and food debris. When this happens, you might notice a bad smell. To remove the build-up, put a handful of ice cubes down the disposal and turn it on. The ice will help clean the unit and remove the sour smell. Adding some baking soda to the disposal will also help to control bad odors. And always rinse the disposal with hot water after using it to wash away as much debris as possible.

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

To help eliminate issues clogs in all of the drains in your home, here are a few useful tips to follow:

  • Place mesh strainers in all of your sinks, showers, and tubs to stop hair and other debris from being washed into your drain pipes.
  • Avoid putting large pieces of food, excessive grease and cooking oil, eggshells, and coffee grounds into your garbage disposal. These are all items that increase the potential for clogs and create offensive odors.
  • Only flush biodegradable paper products in your toilet. Carefully inspect any wet wipes that claim to be flushable, as many are not biodegradable and will cause drain clogs.
  • Regularly scheduled professional drain cleanings are the best way to eliminate small blockages before they become tough clogs. Be sure that the cleaning process uses only high-pressure water and that a trained professional will be doing this work.

 

When you discover a drain clog, never put off resolving the issue. Clogs only get worse. They never go away on their own. But a call to (214) 388-4525 will have your drain issues fixed quickly and safely.

We all know that toilets have a tough job. But a toilet should not be complaining about that each time it is flushed. If your toilet is gurgling or even forcing water bubbles up into your tub or shower when it is flushed, you have a ventilation issue. Here is likely to be a blockage in the standpipe that allows air into your drain pipes so that water flows freely. Think of when you pour soda from a bottle. If you tip the bottle too far, the liquid does not flow smoothly. It glugs when air needs to flow into the container. Your plumbing works on this same principle. So when you hear a strange noise when you flush, call (214) 388-4525 and schedule an appointment with a plumbing pro who can fix the issue.

MY GARBAGE DISPOSAL SMELLS LIKE GARBAGE

Garbage disposals can become coated with a residue of grease, cooking oil, and food debris. When this happens, you might notice a bad smell. To remove the build-up, put a handful of ice cubes down the disposal and turn it on. The ice will help clean the unit and remove the sour smell. Adding some baking soda to the disposal will also help to control bad odors. And always rinse the disposal with hot water after using it to wash away as much debris as possible.

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

To help eliminate issues clogs in all of the drains in your home, here are a few useful tips to follow:

  • Place mesh strainers in all of your sinks, showers, and tubs to stop hair and other debris from being washed into your drain pipes.
  • Avoid putting large pieces of food, excessive grease and cooking oil, eggshells, and coffee grounds into your garbage disposal. These are all items that increase the potential for clogs and create offensive odors.
  • Only flush biodegradable paper products in your toilet. Carefully inspect any wet wipes that claim to be flushable, as many are not biodegradable and will cause drain clogs.
  • Regularly scheduled professional drain cleanings are the best way to eliminate small blockages before they become tough clogs. Be sure that the cleaning process uses only high-pressure water and that a trained professional will be doing this work.

 

When you discover a drain clog, never put off resolving the issue. Clogs only get worse. They never go away on their own. But a call to (214) 388-4525 will have your drain issues fixed quickly and safely.