In the case of lower water pressure following on from a shutdown in your building in Cebu. From time to time the water may be shut off in your building so that individual owners can repair plumbing valves in the apartments.
On occasion when the water is turned on again, sediment may get clogged in sink faucet aerators and your shower heads. Carefully unscrew and thoroughly rinse out the aerators and shower heads to remove any sediment that may be stopping water flow, this should restore the water pressure.
How To Avoiding Clogged Drains
Here are some useful tips that will help prevent clogged drains from happing in the future:
1. Always cover drains with food catchers, also called strainers which you can pick up at most hardware stores. The investment is worth it to keep anything from entering the drainage pipes that may cause a clog.
2. Always run hot water down a drain after each and every use. The reason is hot water washes away fresh buildup, allowing it to flow down the drain and prevent sediment from to sticking to the sides of the pipes.
3. Add baking soda to your drains and then run the hot water. Baking soda is a good natural cleaner and will aid in removing bad smells. Also, bleach and vinegar are other great cleaners for drains (but it’s not a good idea to mix them together).
Remedies for a Clogged Drain
Although hardware shops sell a range of chemicals to help clear your drain, these products are can be strong and harsh and can lead to actual damage to the pipes.
In allot of cases these products just move the clog further down the drain which can cause more of backup down the line.
If you are faced with a clogged drain, then these home remedies could do the trick:
1. Pour some boiling water down the drain. Alo add salt to help in breaking up the clog.
2. Use vinegar and baking soda together into. Let the combination foam for 5 to 10 minutes and then follow up with boiling water.
3. Make sure you use the correct type of plunger for the job in hand. If you don’t happen to have water standing in the sink or tub, simply add some to aid the plunger to get far better suction also remember to always cover the overflow when plunging.
Tips to Keep The Rubbish Disposal Running Correctly
Rubbish disposals are good for getting rid of unwanted waste, old food etc.
Follow these simple steps to prolong the life of your disposal unit and prevent jam ups and clogs.
1. Run your rubbish disposal on regularly. Even if you don’t have any waste, turn on the water and run the every few days to keep the parts moving around. Otherwise, the disposal can freeze or corrode; and any leftover food inside can harden up, leading to bad small and clogs.
2. Run the cold water, not the hot water when using the disposal. Hot water works for cleaning most things, but not your disposal. Hot water may melt your food the disposal is attempting to grind
up, making the waste to cling to the sides. Cold water hardens food, making it much easier for the disposal to grind it up and push it out through the drain.
3. After your disposal has finished grinding up all the waste, keep it running for a minute. This will ensure all the food has been flushed through the drain and will prevent clogs. It’s also a good idea to run cold water and some soap down the drain after you’ve finished grinding the waste. This will help in cleaning out the disposal and make sure nothing is left behind or is clinging to the sides.
4. Your disposal is only so big, and the blades in the motor are only so powerful, so don’t feed it big chunks of meat or fruit. Take it easy, cut waste into small chunks, and only put in a few bits in at a time. This will prevent overworking the disposal and clog or be jamming it up or even worse breaking it altogether.
5. Soap and cold water will help towards keeping the disposal clean, but every so often put some peel from a lemon, or lime at your disposal. This will help clear excess waste and eliminate any bad odors.
What Not to Put In Your Disposal
Allot of foods don’t grind up very easily, so avoid putting the following items down the disposal:
• Oil and grease can congeal inside the disposal and cause clogs in the drain.
• Potato peel contains a lot of starch which tends to cling to the sides, this makes it difficult to flush out into the drain.
• Metal, plastic and glass, plastic can jam or blunt the blades of a disposal.
• Large bones or pits can also blunt the blades, jam the disposal, and become lodged in the drain.
• Foods, such as pasta and rice contain starch which can cling to the disposal. Water can cause them to expand in the disposal and cause clogging.
If you still continue have water pressure problems, a clogged sink or your rubbish disposal has problems, please call you qualified Cebu plumber to fix the repairs for you. Also Check out Plumbing In Cebu Facebook and Plumbing Cebu Twitter