New Construction Can Be Tough
Constructing a new house is a challenging task that takes a lot of time and requires specific skill sets. You need to be aware of the processes if you want to efficiently supervise the entire project, especially the installation of the plumbing system.
Although DIY projects are popular nowadays, it is best to hire professionals if you are not qualified or don’t have the necessary training. The bathroom plumbing system is not an easy structure to modify once the entire house is built. You need the bathroom plumbing installation done well before you finalize all the other fixtures. Here are some tips to ensure a successful installation.
The installation will require a good amount of carpentry skills and an in-depth knowledge of plumbing systems and techniques. Although there are many detailed tutorials out there, you should opt to get professionals if you don’t want to waste valuable materials. If you want to learn the process, observe how the plumbers handle it and then save the knowledge for future applications.
Plan the Entire System
A good way to hasten the project is to have a solid plan on where the pipes should go. After this, make a layout of the bathroom fixtures. This will give a fixed location of where the pipes should be places in order to accommodate the fixture positions. Once it is finalized, the construction will then be smooth sailing.
Follow the Plumber’s Instructions to the Dot
Some homeowners think that professionals are skilled enough to improvise when necessary. This might be true, but you are risking the quality of the work. If they give you a list of pipe sizes to purchase, get the exact sizes and quantity. This goes the same with all the other fittings.
Don’t Make Last Minute Changes
What ruins a good plan are changes. If you are changing positions on a whim because you think it looks better, you should’ve done that in the planning stage. Make sure that by the time you give the plumber the final layout, it is actually final.
Fix Minor Clogged Drain Problems At Home
The symptoms are all the same. The sink drains a little longer than usual. Water is pooling around the shower drains and don't forget that pungent and unpleasant odor. These are all signs that your drain is clogging, and there’s no telling when it will clog completely.
Problems like these need quick resolution or else you’ll be facing with a pool of dirt, leftover and grime on your sinks and bathroom floors. Once you notice that your drains seem to be blocked in a way, try any of the following remedies.
The Wire Hanger Solution
Actually, you can use any thin flexible material like hanger wires. You just have to create a small hook at the end by bending a part. Push the wire into the drain and then try your best to fish out the reason for the clog. You will know if there is since your reach will be blocked. After you’ve taken some, pour down hot water to flush the rest out.
Vinegar + Baking Soda Mixture
Simply mix the two and immediately pour down the drain. You can also pour the baking soda first into the clogged drain followed by the vinegar. This process will remove the grime, hair and gunk through the fizzing action due to the chemical reaction of the two. Leave it for at least an hour up to overnight. Flush with hot water afterwards.
Wet & Dry Vacuum
If you own one, you’ll find out that it has more flexible uses. First, set it to liquid vacuum and remove the paper filter. Cover up the vent to avoid making a mess. After this, seal the drain as tightly as you can. Once done, start the vacuum process. You should be able to pull out some of the blockage. It does not work all the time especially if the clog is far down the drain, but it’s worth a try.
What do I do if none of these work?
Call a professional plumber. Canton 24 Hour Plumbing offers services no matter what time of day. If you’ve done your best and have not been successful, chances are the problem is more complicated that it appears. Get an expert to look at your system and let them do their magic.
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