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3 Easy Ways To Avoid Home Plumbing Disasters

Ways To Avoid Home Plumbing Disasters

Most people have at least one home plumbing disaster in their lifetime and it can be major headache when it happens. You may have a go at resolving the problem yourself or you may seek assistance. Either way it can be a stressful experience. The good news is that there are ways you can limit the occurrence of plumbing disasters in your home.

We say limit, because there is always the chance that a disaster can happen, even if you take preventative action. If this happens then you may need to get some help from professionals such as Plumbing Detectives, or you may be able to solve the problem yourself. Here are three of the most common household plumbing disasters and how you can try to avoid them.

Ways To Avoid Home Plumbing Disasters

A toilet that is blocked or overflowing

This can be a really messy problem and it’s one that is fairly common in homes. It’s also one that people dread having to deal with. Most blockages can be resolved using a plunger and you should always have one close to the toilet. There are ways of making toilet blockages less likely though. The vast majority of these blockages are the result of too much toilet paper being used. If you have children in your home then it’s worth spending time with them to make sure they understand not to put the entire roll of paper down the toilet. If there are only adults in your home, and the toilet is often blocked, then you may want to think about using a brand of toilet paper that dissolves more quickly.

Ways To Avoid Home Plumbing Disasters

An appliance hose that bursts

Very few people pay much attention to the water hoses on appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines; they just get forgotten. The problem with this is that these hoses can wear out and become prone to splitting. If a large split occurs all at once then you could end up being faced with a flood of water. It’s worth taking time to check out your appliance water hoses, every couple of months or so. This way you will notice if there is wear and tear and should be able to fix or replace the hose, avoiding potential disaster.

Ways To Avoid Home Plumbing Disasters

A sink drain that clogs

A clogged sink drain can be a bit of a nightmare if it causes your sink to overflow. Even just not being able to use a sink because the drain is clogged can be a major problem. The thing is, it’s very easy for sink drains to become blocked, with items such as hairs and food particles. The best way to stop this problem from happening is to make sure your sink drains are cleaned and that you never throw substances such as cooking oil down the sink.

As you can see, plumbing disasters in the home are not unusual, and they can be unpleasant to deal with. Hopefully we have given you some useful tips on how to stop disasters from happening.

What are your foolproof ways to avoid home plumbing disasters?

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2 Comments

  1. Rebecca H
    22/03/2016 / 5:40 pm

    The kitchen sink can definitely be a problem when it comes to blockages, but I find if I pour some Draino down the sink it can help. When it comes to the loo I just keep my fingers crossed that its not going to clog up and tell the kids never to put anything down the loo except loo paper 🙂

    • 30/03/2016 / 11:03 pm

      haha bloody kids! I often find sippy cups and what not in our toilet from the toddler (they obviously go in the trash!)

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