Many homeowners today are quite capable of handling simple plumbing repair jobs; it's not difficult to unhook the pipe under the kitchen sink in order to empty out a food clog, or to address a toilet clog with a good plunger. However, not all plumbing repair jobs are that simple, and sometimes trying to address them yourself can mean making the problem worse. You might also make a poor-quality repair that doesn't last.
Not every clog in a bathtub drain can be easily addressed with a chemical solution or plumbing snake, and sometimes these methods of treating plumbing problems can actually cause more damage than they do good. For some plumbing issues, it can be good to have the pipes inspected before you try any repairs. This inspection involves a plumbing snake outfitted with a tiny camera designed for use in plumbing pipes. This can tell a plumber exactly what's wrong with your pipes and what needs to be repaired.
If you're not really any good at home maintenance and DIY, you can always count on hiring a professional company to come over and sort any problems out for you. We can live without most home comforts for a while, but water is an essential part of everyday life. We need it for drinking, cooking, washing and going to the toilet. If you live in a block of flats and are lucky enough to have maintenance plumbing services in your building, then you don't need to worry.
The sewer line transports all the wastewater from the home to the underground sewer mains. Sewer lines are usually installed underground and out of sight; therefore, many homeowners rarely think about them until they are clogged. A blocked sewer line can cause a major headache as all the water in the home has nowhere to go. If they are not unclogged in time, they can lead to major plumbing problems such as raw sewage coming up through the interior drains.
While standard water heating systems keep a set amount of water at a certain temperature within a large tank, tankless water heaters, which are also known as on-demand water heaters, heat cold water as it passes through a special heating unit. These tankless systems do cost a little more than traditional tank-based heating units, but they come with a number of benefits, and those benefits are likely to appeal to families in particular.
If I didn't know better, I'd think my toddler started each day with a challenge to throw something new and different down the toilet. He has managed to put nearly anything can imagine down the toilet. I have gotten pretty good at figuring out what has gone missing down the loo and whether it's something I can fix or something that I need to call the plumber to help me fix it. This blog is for other mums of toddlers who need to get toys out of the toilet and get the toilet back to working condition as soon as possible!