Plumbing emergencies have been a major issue if concern to many owners. As a matter of fact, no one ever tries to figure out installing a fresh piping system as it comes along with so much hassle. You have to go round in search of a good plumber, make the best price bargains and reschedule your daily chores so as to be around when the actual reinstallation is being carried out. As if that hassle is not good enough, you have to dish out some pennies from your pocket to pay for the service rendered and you won’t help wondering why all that damage chose you as the favorite cost bearer.
Understanding your piping system and proper maintenance of your sewerage system, taps, shut off valves involved, dealing with water pipes during winter season, use of detectors and what to do when you get curious about the integrity of your plumbing system will go a long way to ensure that you have an easy time with all your plumbing lines.
Sewerage system is always associated with the worst plumbing problem experiences. Going for a plumber all the time will never ease the nag in anyway; you have to take responsibility of maintaining it well. In most cases, toilet blockage occurs as a result of poor disposal of materials such as rubber, polythene and diapers. You should not feel any better when you flash your toilet and watch such undesirable stuff disappear into the toilet bowl because it might be the beginning of sewerage system blockage. Always ensure that only toilet paper gets damped into the bowl. All other wastes regardless of whether they are sanitary in nature should be well rapped in a bag and disposed with other wastes such as kitchen waste. If it is too late to have done it, you should try to unblock your toilet using a rubber-cupped plunger. If it does not yield any positive results, you should check the state of your sewage hole located outside your house as you contact a plumber.
Winter season also calls for some precautionary measures that need to be looked into. Most households experience plumbing emergencies during this season when water piped water freeze. If you live in areas which experience a pronounced winter season, you need to have heaters which will prevent water from freezing inside the pipes. It would be a good idea to have heater failure detectors and battery backups to counteract any power failure that may occur within the household.
Leaks in your plumbing system should be attended to immediately through shut off valves starting from the whole house water shut off and other shut off points located inside the house. This will enable you to prevent pressure build up in the pipes which tend to have the worst impact on the leakage sites. In the recent times, it is recommendable to use the round ball shut off valves which are easy to operate than other types of valves. Every member of the family should know where the valves are located as well as how to operate them in times of emergency.