Any building can fall victim to a pipe blockage. It is a very common phenomenon. So don’t panic if you are faced with such a problem because there are ways to remedy it. However, pipe problems are closely related to sanitation. This makes us ask ourselves some questions. This article will tell you a bit more about how to unclog your pipes.
What are the causes and consequences of a blocked pipe?
Every building has a sewerage system to evacuate wastewater. It allows you to maintain a healthy community. However, it knows problems of obstruction because, on the one hand, of clogging of the pipes. Indeed, over time, limescale deposits cling to the walls of the pipes and limit the evacuation of water. The more the flow weakens, the more deposits are created and end up clogging the pipe.
Sometimes we let food residues flow with the wastewater. This will form, in addition to limescale deposits, crusts in the pipes. On the other hand, it appears more quickly because of a bad sanitary habit.
The consequences of such a phenomenon can be very dangerous if it spreads to all parts of your pipe. The deposits will produce foul and toxic odors and cause water to rise in the property.
Who should pay for unclogging the drains?
It is important to know that your municipality only pays for sewage problems, especially if you use the public sewer system. If it is a private installation, it is up to the owner to solve it. However, there are several situations that can change the responsibility for repairs. If you are renting a house, you are responsible for the repairs, not the owner. On the other hand, if the blockage was present long before you moved in, then it is the landlord’s duty to take care of the repairs. If you are a tenant in a building, this is also the landlord’s responsibility.
However, if you are a homeowner and the problem is due to a bad installation, then the company that made the installation must guarantee the repair work. Therefore, it is important to make sure that a ten-year warranty ensures the company for sewer work to obtain compensation.
Who can do the unclogging of the pipes?
Due to the complexity of the work, drain unclogging should be performed by a licensed and certified professional. However, you should use different professionals depending on the level of clogging of your pipes.
Indeed, if you have sewage coming up in your sink pipes or washbasins, you should contact a plumber who will be in the best position to help you out. In such a situation and to minimize your expenses, it is preferable to call a company that can solve both problems simultaneously. Most plumbers have the necessary equipment and offer a reliable and fast service. Don’t hesitate to contact them for cleaning works (swimming pools, water towers, wells, etc.) for all your plumbing jobs because you don’t have to do everything yourself.
How to maintain your pipes?
Clogged pipes can be avoided if you follow an exemplary sanitary habit and maintain them regularly. Here are some simple things you can do to keep your pipes in good condition:
- Throw food waste in the trash before washing dishes. If you have trouble removing it, always put the sink plug on the drain.
- Brush your hair before you shower to prevent it from going down your drain. Alternatively, you can use a steel mesh filter or a fabric softener sheet if you lose a lot of hair.
- Clean your drains regularly with a drain remover. Use grandma’s tricks such as baking soda and white vinegar or coarse salt. We strongly advise against industrial chemicals.
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