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Friday, 6 February 2015

Plumbing Repair

Drain cleaning is one of the most common reasons people call a plumber to their home. Clogs can be caused by a number of things such as grease build up, soap scum, hair, food waste, and possibly even a toy that may somehow find it's way down the drain. It's always best to call a professional at the first sign of a slow drain no matter how minor it seems because if left unchecked it could cause a major blockage and cause waste to back up into your home. Never put drain cleaners you buy at the store into your drain. They are highly toxic and can damage your pipes leaving you with a bigger problem than when you started. We only use methods that are safe for you and for your home.

Here are some tips for ensuring your homes drains function properly. Never pour cooking grease down your drain, it seems like the easiest way to dispose of it, but it's one of the worst things you can put in your drain. It will turn into gel and block your sink drain but, it can also travel down your drain and cause a clog deeper into your drain system causing back ups throughout your home. Garbage disposals are a great addition to have in your home but if not used properly can be very bad for your drains. Only put waste that can be effectively broken down into your drain, peelings from fruits or vegetables, egg-shells, corn, rice and pasta should never be put into the garbage disposal because sometimes they can slip through and get into your drain and enough of this waste can cause a clog. Take some time every few months to ensure all your drains are draining properly. Sinks can be filled with water then drained to help wash out anything left behind in the drain. Also drains that aren't used often should have water drained into them to ensure the trap stays full and that will prevent sewer gas from coming through the drain. Your homes drains are a complex system of pipes and are often overlooked in homeowner maintenance but if maintained properly will save you from problems when your least expecting it.

Leaking sinks and faucets are a very common Fort Myers plumbing. Worn out o-rings and seals are the root cause of this and can be fixed by replacing the cartridge in the faucet. If the leak is coming from underneath the sink there could be a number of causes such as waterlines, drain assembly, garbage disposals, and dishwasher lines if its the kitchen sink. Upgrading and outdated sink or faucet is an easy way of improving the look of your kitchen or bath. This can also save you money in the long run by avoiding repairs on a worn out part, as well as saving money on water bills with new water saving features. The extra price you pay by going with a new unit over repairing an old one is definitely worth is because by the time a faucet is repaired more than once it will cost more than replacing it. Often times installing a new faucet or sink can seem pretty simple for the homeowner or handyman and in some cases this is true. But, sometimes you might end up with a leak you might not even notice until your cabinet is ruined from leaking water. The reason for complications are that no sinks are going to be the exact same size and height unless its the exact same model. So when a new model is installed most of the time the existing drain assembly has to be removed and re-installed at the proper place. A job which can be a bit too complicated for a homeowner or handyman. So if your thinking about upgrading to newer fixtures or just need a leak repaired give us a call today our licensed plumbers can handle any sink or faucet problem you have.

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