Nowadays people often rely too much on the help of professionals when it comes to certain household issues, such as most of the plumbing problems that could occur.
While it is very important to be informed on how you can solve some of those issues on your own, there are several difficulties which can confuse a person at first, and make an impression of a serious problem so your first choice would be to hire a plumber.
One of those issues is the matter of brown water flowing from your tap.
If this happens to you, your first thought will probably be that this problem looks very serious, your water is no longer healthy to use, and you will have to hire experts and pay huge amounts of money to solve this issue.
Luckily, half of the job this malfunction requires is getting to know the source of the problem and potential ways of coping with it.Continue reading
Every year there comes a time when you just have to invest in the maintenance of your sewer pipelines.
When it comes to this point you will find yourself in big trouble with dirty plumbing machines brought to your household, and a great concentration of people and tools in your home can create an even bigger mess.
As a result, you will see that you have already invested way too much money and patience in this simple process, and the worst thing is that you probably didn’t solve the core of the problem so the clogging of your pipes will probably occur again next year.
Hopefully, after reading this article you will think about this a little bit and consider installing an outside sewer line cleanout which could solve all your problems regarding this issue.Continue reading
The sewer cleanout cap and its cover are among the most important house components in your home.
While this statement might seem ridiculous for most readers, it actually is a confirmed fact regarding which most people know very little about it. It is a crucial part of your plumbing system, so the easiest solution if the problem occurs is to call a professional to deal with it.
At least that is the way almost all of us think, but if you inform yourself little bit more about the cleanout cap itself, its locations and uses, you just might be able to save yourself from great financial costs, dirt and damage done to your home and a whole lot more issues that this component can bring upon you.Continue reading
Plumbing stack or plumbing vent is a quintessential part of your home plumbing system, and you may not even be aware of it.
A vent? An air vent essential for the plumbing system? Yes, you read right.
If you’ve encountered gurgling sounds coming from after you flush your toilet, or you can smell strong, pungent odors in your bathroom or kitchen, you may need to check your plumbing stack.
Last year, I had the unpleasant experience of having my basement drain backing up. I went out of town for a couple of weeks, and when I came back, I was faced with a disaster! My whole basement was flooded, plus it smelled foul!
It turned out that while I was away, there was a huge snowstorm, followed by an increase in temperature; therefore, the snow immediately started melting. After long and miserable work, I fixed it all up.
It is always better to at least consult a professional if you want to tamper with the plumbing system in your house. When it comes to sewer lines, it’s best to leave the problem to the plumber.
This doesn’t mean you don’t need to inform yourself about the symptoms and causes of a clogged sewer line. You may deem it superfluous, but your precisely described situation can be extremely helpful, and save some time for the plumber.
Taking into account all of this, read on to find out why your basement sewer line becomes clogged, how can it be fixed and how can you prevent future problems.Continue reading
While trees do add to the beauty of your landscape, their roots can give you quite an expensive headache if they invade your sewer line. Tree roots have a nasty habit of clogging your toilet, cracking your pipes and essentially causing some real trouble to your plumbing system.
This article will give you some insight into how you can prevent this from happening, or if it already has, how to get rid of the tree roots.Continue reading
We have all come across a bad smell inside our basement. The basement is a place where you can’t find much fresh air since most of the basements are built without windows or patio doors.
That’s why any odor or strange smell is easily noticed inside the basement. Anyhow, it is a common thing to catch a rotten egg smell that comes from your basement.
If that’s the case, you are experiencing a gas leak that comes from your sewer line.
So, let’s see more about this.Continue reading
Encountering unpleasant odors anywhere inside your house can mess up your whole day. That’s why the first thing you need to do is to figure out where does the bad smell comes from.
In most cases, people come across strange and unpleasant odors inside their bathrooms, but, it doesn’t have to mean that that’s the only place where bad smells appear. Usually, this unpleasant smell is a sewer odor that came into your house through the plumbing system.
Since sewer odor is unbearable, it is always a good thing to find the cause and eliminate the odor as soon as possible. And, we are here to explain to you how to do that. So, let’s begin.Continue reading
We’ve all experienced a sewer smell coming from a drainpipe somewhere in our house. However, in some cases, the sewer smell only appears when it rains. And, that indicates a whole new problem.
Anyhow, sewer smell is absolutely unbearable and it definitely needs to be taken care of. Also, there are plenty of reasons and causes of sewer smell inside a house. But, it is easier to determine the cause when you know that this smell appears only when it rains.
So, let’s get down to it. Let’s see what is causing the smell and how can you get rid of it
Cleaning blocked pipes really is quite a nasty job. But you cannot just leave it be, as it can easily turn into a disaster.
You have tried many chemicals, but still, it seems like something’s missing. You somehow want to avoid calling the plumber, but are not actually sure what to do.
Then you start looking for some DIY solutions and suddenly you find out that you can actually use some ingredients that you never believe could work with this. For example, some people claim you can unclog drain with baking soda and salt.
Perhaps the initial impression may be scepticism, but still, curiosity seems to be stepping in and you decide to investigate a bit on this interesting suggestion. For that reason, I did a brief research and here’s what I discovered!Continue reading