Many homeowners do not realise they have problems with their drains until it becomes severe. But sometimes maintaining the state of your plumbing can be difficult when you don’t know where to start.
Tracking the problem of your home’s drains can be hard and cause serious environmental and health issues for you and other residents. You should consider asking the help of plumbing and drain repair experts if you don’t know what to do. Here are some of the more common issues and the best ways to deal with them.
If water from your tap or your bathroom pools and does not drain well, the first thought that comes to mind is that the main drain in the kitchen or bathroom is blocked. Some homeowners use chemicals to clear the drain, while others use a plumber’s snake to push and pull the blockage out of the drain. One of the most basic chemicals is baking soda and vinegar. Pour the baking soda and then the vinegar into the drain vent and then leave for 30 minutes. Then you could pour boiling water to melt the blockage.
Underground or Wall Pipes
If you have a problem with the plumbing behind your walls or underground drain pipes and vents, you might need to contact professionals to help you deal with the problem. For walls, you will notice paint chipping and baseboard damage near the area. Foundation cracks that expand and visible water stains can indicate that there is an underlying problem with the pipes. If there is a foul smell emanating from the basement or floors, or there are signs of mould on the walls, it could be a sign of a serious leak in your waste drainage system.
If the pipes are located underground, you might find wet areas or pooled water on the ground surface. A significant decrease in water volume is also a sign of pipe breaks or leaks. If your toilet flushes slowly, or there are damp spots surrounded by dry areas, you should consult a plumbing repair service to fix the problem immediately.
When to Look for Professional Repair
Replacing pipes in your kitchen, toilet, bathroom or any drain vents or pipes in your home might require professional help, especially when the damage is serious and might need special tools and equipment.
When it comes to replacing pipes, a professional will provide an overall assessment of the house’s drainage system. They would be able to identify if the pipes are old, corroded, and has leaked.
If there are more serious issues to your pipes, but you do not know how or where the problem lies, it is best to contact a professional to find out where and how you could improve your home’s drainage system. They will have the right tools and methods that will enhance your drain system’s condition.
Homeowners should know that leaks, breaks, and blockages are serious problems that could adversely affect their family’s health and their property’s value. They should know the signs of a possible obstruction, leak, or other serious issues so it won’t affect the property’s overall value and integrity.