Correcting A Few Common Myths About Plumbing Issues

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Whenever a home encounters a major plumbing problem, it is important for homeowners to have the most accurate information possible about this problem. Otherwise, they may find that they experience far more difficulty than necessary in addressing these matters.

Myth: The Kitchen Sink Drain Will Always Smell

The kitchen sink drain will have very large quantities of organic materials go down it. This can expose the drain to a much greater risk of developing foul smelling odors. While it may not seem like there is much that can be done to account for this, there are a couple of steps that can drastically reduce the odor coming from the kitchen sink drain. Cleaning the drains with white or apple cider vinegar will effectively neutralize most of the odors coming from the drains. Also, thoroughly flushing the drains after using them can greatly reduce the amount of organic residue that is able to accumulate.

Myth: Leaks In The Plumbing Are Always Easily Identified

Leaks are a plumbing issue that can be fairly common to encounter. While it may seem like leaks will always be visibly noticeable, this is not actually the case. There can be instances where leaks may develop and go unnoticed for long periods of times. This is common when leaks develop in crawl spaces, basements or other areas of the home where you do not frequently visit. Closely monitoring your water bill can help to alert you to these leaks as you may notice a sudden and persistent increase in the amount of water that is used monthly.A musty or stale odor in some areas of the home may also indicate a leak is occurring as this mold and mildew will soon start to grow in the moist conditions created by the leak.

Myth: The Sewer Line Will Not Need Any Maintenance

The sewer line of the home is responsible for transporting the wastewater from the property to the local sewer system. Unfortunately, new homeowners are especially prone to making the mistake of assuming that this part of the plumbing system will not require any type of maintenance or care. Yet, the sewer line will need to be cleaned every few years. Without a professional cleaning, the sewer line can accumulate solid material that can constrict or completely block the ability of sewage to travel through the pipe. Luckily, cleaning a sewer line is a fairly simple plumbing repair that can be completed without excavating the yard or taking up much of your time.

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2 May 2018

Exploring Septic System Maintenance and Repairs

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