It’s almost inevitable that a drain in your house will get clogged at some point. There are dozens of reasons that your drains might be clogged. Soap and hair are two of the most common, but many other things can end up in your drain. So, if you have something clogging your drain, you first need to figure out where the clog might be.
Prevention can pay big dividends in many aspects of your life. Sunscreen now cuts down on the risk of skin cancer later. The same can be said for your home’s plumbing system. Our team at Five Star Service Pros appreciates your business and doesn’t mind responding to your emergency plumbing situations, but let’s be honest, you’d rather not have to call us for those! Here are a few tips to help you avoid making that call.
If you’ve been looking for ways to improve your plumbing or to inspect the health of your plumbing, you’ve likely heard plumbing vents mentioned a few times. There are those who say that you probably have a plumbing vent already. Others might insist that you need to have your vent inspected. People often say that plumbing vents help your fixtures drain faster. This simply isn’t true; in fact, most of what people understand about plumbing is untrue. To determine if you have a vent or if you need to worry about it, you need to understand a few things.
Emergency’s happen at the most inconvenient times…that’s part of what makes them emergencies! When it comes to plumbing emergencies, do you know who you’ll call when it occurs? Notice we said “when” and not “if”? They will occur…you can guarantee it. If you’re in the Boise area and need an emergency plumber, we have a couple of things to think about.
Plumbing problems can strike seemingly out of nowhere. That’s not the case, though. Plumbing problems are often the result of human error. There are some cases in which the pipes are old or faulty; however, the vast majority of cases involve someone doing something they shouldn’t. The most common problem is clogging, and the most common culprit is something going down a drain that shouldn’t. There are a few things you shouldn’t ever flush if you want to avoid plumbing problems.
Drains may appear to many of us as convenient ways to discard unwanted items, but other than a couple of exceptions, they really aren’t meant for more than just liquid. If we abuse the drains in our homes, we are destined to spend money repairing them. That’s not something we want to do more than we must! Here are a few considerations to keep your drains healthy and flowing year-round!
A plumber is an expert in doing what they do, which means that they can sometimes be a little expensive. Since they’re expensive, you will likely try to avoid calling a plumber in order to save money. In certain situations, that might be a good choice. You can often remedy plumbing problems yourself with a little bit of DIY skill. However, there are some situations that require the attention of a professional. Discerning between the two can be difficult to an untrained eye. Here are some situations that require a professional.