Are you dealing with a dripping faucet, low water pressure, or clogged pipe? You’re probably tempted to call a professional plumber, and with good reason. Homeowners usually don’t have the necessary skills for a DIY plumbing job. They can even make matters worse in the end, triggering thousands of dollars in property and personal damage. Below are plumbing tips that every homeowner should know. Maybe one of these tips will save you from making a costly plumbing mistake.
South Shore Plumbing Tips
South Shore Plumbing Tip of the Week
As we approach Halloween, our #TipOfTheWeek helps keep your garbage disposal working!
DON’T send fibrous, starchy, or hard leftovers down the drain (ummmm PUMPKIN SEEDS!)
DO power down your garbage disposal when you need to repair or clean it.
DON’T use your fingers to pull out any clogs (whoops)
DO ward off odors with warm water and lemons.
If you clog your disposal, STOP and CALL US!
What is a drain snake?
A drain snake, also known as a hand auger, is a tool used to clean out clogged in smaller drains such as the bathroom or kitchen sinks. Debris, such as food, hair, or soap scum, can easily clog up your smaller drains in the drainpipe or in the trap directly beneath the sink.
While small clogs can often be taken care of DIY, larger clogs will require an expert.
Trust us when we tell you, snaking your drain incorrectly can cause additional problems.