It may seem hard to learn what you need to know about plumbing, but once you begin, you will see it is actually pretty straightforward.
If you have a frozen pipe, turn on the tap to the faucet nearest the pipe so that the water has somewhere to exit as the pipe thaws. This can prevent damage to your house because it lets the pressure that is in the pipe out, which may prevent bigger damage for your home.
Pour baking soda followed by vinegar down your bathtub drain every month.Plug up the opening or cover it with a cloth while the chemical reaction takes place. Wait until the chemical reaction runs its course, and then pour boiling water down the drain. This should clear pipes of accumulated hair and soap scum.
Ensure overflow holes don’t have any debris in your sinks are not clogged. Clear the overflow holes periodically when doing your periodic checks for other problems and plumbing issues that should be addressed.
Don’t flush anything that is unlikely to dissolve and wind up clogging pipes, sanitary napkins, diapers or cotton balls, paper towels and cotton balls.
The key towards maintaining low plumbing bills is prevention. …