It Could Be as Simple as a Clogged Drain
You might know the most common causes for burst pipes, such as freezing, expanding water and high water pressure.
Let’s quickly go over how a clogged drain can lead to a burst pipe, and then Combat of Red Oak will give you a few tips to make sure this never happens in your home!
How a Small Clog Can Lead to a Major Burst
You might be tempted to leave some clogs unattended. Afterall, you probably have a lot of things to do, and a slow-moving drain isn’t always a priority. But it is important that you deal with clogs in a timely manner if you want to make sure the rest of your plumbing is spared damage.
This is because clogs can cause increased water pressure, which puts a lot of strain on your pipes. Luckily, most clogs are fairly easy to resolve.
Get Rid of Clogs in a Snap
The experienced plumbers at Combat have a few tips that will work for clearing clogs quickly now or in the future, regardless of which drain the clog is located in:
For Slow Drains – If the drain is emptying but is doing so slowly, the best solution is to pour down a cleaner. To avoid harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your health and your plumbing, try a solution of baking soda and vinegar, and let that sit for a few hours before flushing water through.
For Fully Blocked Drains – You’ll need a manual technique for these types of clogs. A plunger is a good tool if there is proper suction. If that doesn’t work, try a drain snake or an auger. The drain snake will be a little more cost effective.
Thanks for stopping by jblantonplumbing.com! We hope we’ve helped you learn a little bit more about how to take preventive action so that you can avoid expensive pipe replacement and water damage due to clogged drains in the future!