Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Plumbing Stories and Tips!

Ah, the good ole days of summer. Spring has sprung and so have the leaks. And once it hits spring, summer is not far behind. This is when we normally have our problems with plumbing. Any of you ever had them? Ours range from a leaky pipe, to a pipe that froze over the winter, to a tub drain that just would not come unclogged, and last but not least, a backed up sewer leak all over the front yard. We can laugh and have a good time about it now but believe me, when these things happened, it was not a good situation. Imagine going in to shower one morning and your tub is draining slow. Not a problem right? Just use some draino and make sure it is plunged and voila! Tub should be draining properly by that evening. WRONG!! It took us at least three weeks of trying to fix, bottle after bottle of draino and pipe cleaner, snakes down the drain, and nothing worked. We were so upset. It would work right for a day or two and then it would back up again. And we aren't talking just a little bit of water in the bottom of the tub, we are talking it would fill up several inches by the time you got done with your shower. And those were the fast ones:) Needless to say, after three weeks we were getting irritated. And that is when we called a friend who happened to be pretty good at fixing things. Plumbing, electrical problems, roofing, etc. He is a perfect handyman. He came over, found out where it was backed up and cut into the pipe. Turns out there was so much hair in the pipe it clogged up bad. After that it worked great. We now have a catch in there for the junk.

For those of you with plumbing problems, it is much better to keep something from happening than fixing it afterwards. Sure things happen but if you can stop if beforehand it will be better in the long run. Like we did, make sure you have a catch for your drain. This would have saved us so much trouble if we had one in first. One time we had problems with a pipe because when it was put in it was too sharp a turn and stuff kept getting stuck. This can be fixed by a professional or someone who knows what they are doing. We had it done to ours. See what you can do to keep things draining right.

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