A good plumber will always tell his client that prevention is always better than cure. Most people with plumbing problems are often clueless about proper plumbing care and are often dumbfounded when they are billed for a really tough plumbing job.
Below are some examples of answers to common plumbing questions which can help you have a healthy plumbing life.
- What are the prime causes of clogged drains?
This question is quite easy to answer for seasoned plumbers. Most beauty and food products contain some oily and soapy residue that accumulates over time and is the main culprit behind clogged drains.
A good rule of thumb is if it is something that you can pour in your garbage bins then don’t risk a backed up drain by instantly using your sink to eliminate that waste. Be extra mindful of what you pour down your sink as it can cause you headaches in plumbing repair.
Also, make sure that you make it a habit to do frequent drain maintenance. You should use chemical drain cleaners periodically n your drains even if they seem to be working well.
- What is my home afflicted with low water pressure?
It could be a number of factors which would present you with different ways of solving them and the common ones are:
- Backed up pipes from blockages
- Water line problems
- Water valve issues
A good thing to learn is whether your home is the only one affected or also others in your neighborhood. Do a little investigating by asking your neighbors about their water pressure situation.
- What is the difference between Hard and Soft Water?
Hard water contains a large quantity of dissolved minerals while soft water is treated water and only contains lower amounts of ions. You might think that this makes hard water a better choice but some minerals can be bad for your pipes and other household chores like laundry and dishes. Soft water, on the other hand, is perfect for house related chores.
- What should I do if a plumbing issue arises
If you are not that confident with your plumbing skills, then always consult a skilled and trusted plumbing company first. DIY plumbing could lead to bigger plumbing problems and even bigger bills.