Plumbing is an important part of a building’s components. Some do not fully understand the conveniences plumbing offers until it’s not functioning right. Those who want to be prepared and maintain the upkeep of plumbing can contact B. McCall Plumbing Inc for a maintenance and repair plan.
Maintaining Kitchen and Bathroom Drains
Drains in sinks and bathtubs become clogged for many reasons. Hair and sticky toothpaste residue is the main culprit of bathroom sink drains. Oil and food that finds its way down the kitchen drain can clump up and eventually cause slow draining or blockage. There are things that can be done at home to keep drains clear. A tablespoon of salt and a 1/4 cup of white vinegar loosens up substances in a drain. Now and then a little bit of bleach can be poured down sink drains to keep them clear.
Clogged or slow draining kitchen faucets can be fixed by cleaning out the pea trap and pop up drain. The pipe is simply dissembled so it can be cleaned out. Kitchen sink drains that are heavily clogged can be snaked out. A drain snake is a flexible, slim auger. It dislodges clogs in plumbing. It completely clears the drain pathways.
Main Sewer Line Clog
Sewer lines take waste water from a building to the main sewer line. One reason for a main sewer line is tree roots. Older neighborhoods that have not undergone underground plumbing updates may have fired clay sewer lines. When this kind of sewer lines age, they grow weak enough for tree roots and other foreign materials to get in.
Plumbing contractors can bore through the roots and clear drains if the problem is not severe. Severe cases usually mean the passageway has collapsed. The drain line needs new plumbing installation in Bowie MD if this happens.
Trench-less Plumbing Installation in Bowie MD is a fairly new way to replace and repair underground sewer lines. It’s done by pipe lining or pipe bursting. A tube coated with resin is put into the damaged pipe, then inflated. The pipe hardens within a few hours and creates a pipe within a pipe. Only one access hole is dug up, and the job is much faster and easier than excavation. This work requires much less labor and no messy yard dig ups.
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