Most homeowners will deal with a plumbing issue at some point. With proper maintenance and inspections, however, plumbing problems can be avoided. While you can always call on a professional plumbing service to inspect your plumbing, there are some things you may be able to handle on your own. This article explains some of the best tips for DIY plumbing maintenance.
The first tip is to avoid throwing oils and fatty grease down the sink. These will coagulate and end up causing problems like slow drainage or full-blown clogs. Instead, allow cooking grease to harden in the pan, and then scrape it off with a utensil of some sort into the garbage. You can also pour it into a collection vessel while it’s still liquid.
The next tip is to help clear hair from drains. Humans lose some hair strands every day. If you live with a large family, that’s more than a little hair going down the shower drain every day. Over time, this will cause drainage issues and clogs. To remove the clog, you can purchase a specialized tool, or build a DIY one like in the video above.
For more tips, check out the video in the link above.