Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dealing With Plumbing Problems In Your Kitchen

One of the biggest challenge that I've personally encountered at home is when our kitchen sink clogged up. We all know that one of the most used part of the kitchen is the sink and we can't afford to have this not in proper order for a long period of time. However, the problem is that in our place, it's not quite easy to look for a reliable plumbing service. I've had a bad experience with some plumbers a couple of times when I had my clogged sink done but in less than a week, my house helper reported to me a leak on the drain pipe which had driven me nuts. The plumber asked me to purchase some new pipes but wasn't able to fix it well which made me feel dissatisfied with the job. I hate dirty jobs being done inside the house especially on the kitchen as this is the busiest part of my house. Having the job repeated had caused me a lot of inconveniences. Since then, I asked my house helper and members of the family to avoid causing things to clog up in the drain. More so, I've done a research on how to prevent this thing from recurring.

First we have to identify what causes the drain to clog. Getting rid of fibrous waste before using the sink can help. Another cause of clogging the drain is the accumulated grease when washing pots and pans. Left over oil from those pots and pans should be thrown elsewhere and not straight down to the sink. If of little amount only, it would be best to use some paper towels to get rid of the grease. Those extra grains of rice that are being washed out from the plates is another cause of clogging as well as the build up of those food debris.

Well, there are some practical ways to clear the drain and one of which is the use of baking soda and vinegar. Some also pour hot water down the drain to get rid of the grease. It would be nice to know the basics and address the problem right then and there and just call a plumber to work on major problems.

However, it would be best to have a reliable plumber whom we can trust and is readily available for such plumbing emergencies. That way, even if you're not at home when the problem arises, anyone in your house could attend to the problem by just contacting your trusted plumber.

Sometimes, simple problems at home can be so disastrous but having yourself equipped with the basic know how and a reliable service provider can put you on the right perspective.

1 comment:

  1. I'll definitely keep these tips in mind, thank you very much for sharing them.
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