Plumbing systems are complicated, but with human innovation, we’ve made things a bit easier for day-to-day life. For instance, the invention of the plunger is one of the single most practical tools you can have for your home that can treat numerous different plumbing problems. Just a little bit of pressure and water can do wonders for your home.
Unfortunately, a plunger or a mesh screen isn’t going to completely remove the need for a professional plumber. When issues come up that seem too complicated, our team is always on standby to help plumbing services in Muncie.
But before that happens, we’d like to give you a few tips on some simple tools to have around the house.
Don’t worry, most of these tools are extremely affordable and easy to find at the grocery or hardware store. And for anything more robust, you know where to find us!
The Mesh Screen
One of the best ways to protect your plumbing system from complications is through prevention. You know—it’s hard to get a drain clog when the materials never enter into your drain in the first place, right?
Well, a mesh screen is the best way to achieve this goal. They’re sold at local hardware stores (and sometimes you can even make one yourself with cheesecloth if you need an immediate solution), and they’re super cheap. Mesh screens capture the food waste that would otherwise head down the drain and start a clog. Then, you can dump the captured food waste out and start fresh, knowing that you prevented at least the start of a complicated drain clog.
Plungers come in all shapes and sizes but they have one main thing in common—they use pressure and water to remove stubborn drain clogs.
This is an exceptionally innovative idea because our plumbing systems are used to both increases and decreases in pressure, as well as constant contact with water, meaning the only thing that suffers from a plunger at work is the clogging material itself. Sure, they require a bit of elbow grease to use, but they can usually get the job done.
What about clogging materials like hair or mold? Sometimes these can latch onto the side of a pipe and aren’t really susceptible to pressure or water. What then?
In that case, a drain snake is a great idea. This nifty invention grips onto clogging materials with little spines and carries them back up through the drain where you can throw them out. Easy, right?
Now, all of these are going to be cheap and simple ways to keep your plumbing system in good shape, but none of them are as effective as professional plumbing. Our team provides plumbing maintenance and repairs for when these DIY tools ultimately fail to work, and that’s when you get access to our heavy-hitting systems like hydro jets and industrial drain snakes.
When in doubt, call our plumbers to get the job handled accordingly.
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