A home’s plumbing system consists of a complex system of pipes and fixtures that work together to provide clean water, safe disposal of wastes, and more.
Plumbing problems are never a fun thing to deal with, especially when they come as a surprise. Sometimes it can be difficult to predict problems with your plumbing system because so much of it is behind walls or underground.
Pipes contain oxygen, nutrients, and water, things the roots naturally seek, and so they are a nutrient oasis for tree roots. Vapor from the pipes escapes to the outside soil and the roots grow toward the moisture in the pipe. If it can, the root will find a crack or small hole in the pipe and then grow—which widens the hole in the pipe and makes things worse.
Once inside, the root will continue to grow which then acts as a collector of toilet paper and waste, causing blocks to the line. Eventually, the clog will completely block the flow and make a big mess as well as a costly fix.
Tree roots can be removed from the inside using an auger or using chemicals. But if these measures fail then the last resort is to dig up the roots. Because of the time and effort as well as the mess, digging up the roots is the last option and is usually done if the pipes are too damaged to be fixed. In this case, the piping system would have to be replaced. A professional plumber can do a camera inspection of the system so as to see where the worst damage is so that there is no necessity to dig up the entire yard.
Keeping the bathroom clean is hygienic and it will not prevent mold. Mold is formed due to high humidity, not cleanliness, and since the bathroom is one of the most humid rooms in our house it is an ideal place for mold growth.
The shower, the sink, and the toilet cause humidity levels to rise and water can also soak into mats, towels, and curtains. Taking a hot shower and closing the door can force water vapor to collect on walls, ceilings, and floors. All of these factors cause the humidity in the bathroom to rise and create the conditions for mold to grow.
By providing proper ventilation it decreases the humidity and preventing mold. In addition to moisture coming from your shower and sink, water can also accumulate from plumbing leaks, increasing the humidity inside the bathroom. As soon as a leak is spotted, even if it is a small drip, call a plumber and fix it. That small drip can cause an increase in humidity that makes it easy for mold to grow, and it is always easier to prevent mold than it is to get rid of it once it has begun growing.
Fatty foods over time can dull your garbage disposal blades making them less effective for their actual job. As the fats become more solid after cooling, they will coat your drain pipes and form clogs. These clogs will eventually cause disgusting drain backups that are no fun to deal with and can be pretty expensive to take care of.
If your toilet won’t flush, the shower backs up, or the sink won’t drain, the problem is likely a clogged drain. Clogged drains and blocked pipes may start as minor issues but can quickly escalate into major problems. A clogged drain can cause slow water drainage, corrosion, flooding, and, in extreme cases, sewage backup and costly repairs. Preventing them starts with recognizing how the causes of clogged drains. Hair, soap, dirt, food waste, toilet paper buildup are the most common causes of clogged drains.
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