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Plumbing fixes don’t always require a professional. Often times, you can take care of minor problems yourself without having to put out the considerable expense of calling a plumber. These minor plumbing fixes can help you solve or prevent problems and also help your wallet avoid the very painful sting of a plumber’s bill.
Plumbing Fixes You Can Do At Home
First things first. I want to stress that you should only attempt to solve minor plumbing issues on your own. Unless you happen to be a licensed plumber don’t get under the sink and start pulling pipes. That will lead to the exact opposite of saving money. No, these tips are for small issues and to prevent small issues. You’re not in an episode of This Old House! 😉
Use a Hair Strainer
One of the biggest offenders in plumbing issues is hair. So why not just remove it from the equation? There are a number of different strainers that you can purchase which can help trap hair before it goes down the drain. Remember, one of the easiest plumbing fixes is prevention!
Watch Out for Debris
Another example of prevention being the best fix is to make sure debris doesn’t get into the pipes. When you’re washing dishes in the kitchen, be sure to scrape the plates before you wash them. Food particles stuck in the pipes is an effective recipe for a clogged drain that will require more than home plumbing fixes.
Keep Your Septic System in Order
If you have a septic system, it’s important to make sure it functions at its peak. Septic repairs can cost you thousands of dollars, and they are sooooo gross. To prevent septic issues, use Roto-Rooter Septic Treatment. It has two times more enzymes than other septic treatment products to help better protect your system from backups. A once monthly treatment can help breakdown paper, fast, oils, grease, protein, and starch and eliminate the gross smells in septic leach fields.
Don’t Let Standing Water Intimidate You
If you have a sink clog and it’s backed way, way up, don’t freak out. And don’t call a plumber first thing. Instead, get some Roto-Rooter Gel Clog Remover. It’s specifically formulated with the perfect viscosity to get through that standing water and down into the drain. With 25% more active ingredients and a 50% faster breakdown rate, it gets down in there and gets to work so you don’t have to call a plumber.
Clogged with Hair, Don’t Care
Hair is the nemesis of every bathroom drain, but one of the easiest plumbing fixes for it is Roto-Rooter Hair Clog Remover. It’s specifically designed to dissolve tough hair clogs. That’s its only job. It’s the best friend of your bathroom pipes. It has 25% more active ingredients and works 50% faster than other brands, so it works and works fast.
Protect Your Pipes Against Grease
We all know we’re not supposed to pour grease down our kitchen sinks, but we all still do it. In fact, I don’t know anyone who disposes of grease properly. Since you’re already gambling with your pipes, make this one of your go-to plumbing fixes and stack the deck in your favor. Use Roto-Rooter Build Up Remover to protect your kitchen pipes against grease. Its formula uses natural enzymes to help remove grease build up before a slow pipe becomes a clogged pipe.
Easy Plumbing Fixes with Roto-Rooter
These plumbing fixes are all you need to help solve most minor plumbing issues. When you practice a bit of prevention and use the right products when clogs do happen, you can avoid the expense of a plumber’s visit. So remember, whether you have a clog or you want to prevent clogs, these easy plumbing fixes with Roto-Rooter can help you keep all your pipes spic and span.