Save money and save yourself the frustration by following these simple tips for unclogging your drains and reducing your water heating expenses! If you need professional help with a specific plumbing issue, simply call Accent Plumbing & Heating!
Ever since the invention of the drain there have been clogs. Fortunately, there are few ways to clear drains and keep it clog-free. These include:
Save on Your Water Heating Bill
While choosing showers over baths and spending less time in the shower are all great ways to reduce your water heating expenses, there are a few other ways you can cut down on your costs:
Faucet Freezing & Splitting
To prevent an outside faucet from freezing and splitting, make sure to remove the garden hose in the fall before the temperature drops below the freezing point. Modern frost-free outdoor faucets are designed to drain to the outside once the valve is closed. If a hose is connected, it will not allow the water out, thereby causing freezing and possible damage.
Operating a Garburator
When using a garburator, be sure to run lots of cold water during operation and for a couple of minutes after to flush any food particles well down into the larger parts of your home’s drainage system.
Greases & Fats in Drains
To prevent build up and blockage of your kitchen drain, always wipe away as much grease as possible from dishes and pans before rinsing or washing in the kitchen sink. Dispose of this in a compost bin. Never pour grease or fat of any type down a drain.
Refrain from pouring corrosive drain cleaners down any drain; these can harm piping systems, septic systems, drain cleaning equipment and the environment. Use an environmentally friendly drain maintenance product like Bio-Clean® on a regular basis to keep drains operating at their full potential.
Low Water Pressure
If you are experiencing low water pressure, check to see if there is a filter that is clogged or a water treatment system that is in need of servicing. One way to tell is to bypass the filter or treatment and see if the pressure is better. If so it may be just a replacement filter that you can purchase and change, or it could be a water treatment specialist that you need.
Instructions to Reset Low Water Cut-Off Pressure Switch after Loss of Water Pressure due to a Power Outage or Running Out of Water
Note: Low water cut-off pressure switches are designed to protect your submersible pump in the event of the water level dropping below your pump. If your pump still will not start after performing the above sequence, please call us at 902-832-4357 as there could be other factors that may require a professional.