The following are some of them most common difficult plumbing problems and plumbing concerns in the Fall and Winter seasons, and tips to avoid them.

 

Kitchen

 

The subsequent information plumbing concerns include plumbing issues in house specifically around the kitchen.

 

Plumbing Concerns – Why is My Double Kitchen Sink Backing Up to the One Side?

With new school season, kids will be rushing their lunch boxes and dumping the food scraps into the sink. That can cause the double sink to back up on one side or as a whole if there is only one sink since food scraps are not meant to go down your drain, or even in your garburator.

 

Garbage disposals, also known as garburators, are created, and advertised as a handy tool where you can put all your scraps into, however, there is a list of things that you should never put down your garburator. The following include some of the scraps and other such that do not belong in your garburator nor drain and can clog both.

 

Grease! Bacon fat and other scraps can solidify within a few minutes after sitting outside and cooling down. Coffee grounds are the largest no-no’s when it comes to your garburator, as the grounds tend to accumulate and buildup to a clog in no time due to their nature. Other scraps that do not belong in your garburator are eggshells, onion skins, potato peels, any bones, or grains. Especially grains as they can expand when in contact with water and clog the drain and garburator immediately.

 

Plumbing Concerns – Can You Put Coffee Grounds Down the Sink?

 

Back to school season also means back to work season for many of the working individuals, in addition to college students going back to school. And to what does that directly correlate? COFFEE! Tons and tons of coffee to keep up with people’s need to caffeine. And when in a rush, and let’s face it, we all are often in a rush, we forget to take in consideration the damages that the coffee grounds may cause in the drain such as clogging the drain when pushed down the drain.

 

But if you take a second to think about the consequences of putting coffee grounds and food scraps down your drain, you’d realize that the energy, time, and cost that goes into fixing them is not worth the two to three seconds saved when you discard them properly.

 

 

Bathroom

 

The following are some of the plumbing problems in bathroom and plumbing concerns and questions related to it.

 

Plumbing Concerns – Why You Should Not Flush Cat Poop Down Your Toilet?

Kids rushing their chores also may involve them flushing down your beloved pet cat’s litter and poop down the toilet instead of discarding it correctly. Cats’ litter-boxes are always recommended to be kept in a dry place.  Cat litter can also immediately clog up the toilet as it places an additional burden on the septic system because the litter is often made from clay, and clay mixed with water creates a cement like consistency.

 

 

Plumbing Concerns – What Is The Best Way to Give Your Dog a Bath While Protecting Your Bathtub Drain?

 

If you prefer to wash your beloved puppy at home instead of taking them to the groomers, it is highly recommended to take the following precautions despite how little time you may have in the back-to-school season. First and foremost, ensure of your pumps and faucets safety so the water does not go in your pet’s ears and is not too hot for their skin, and ensure the water doesn’t dry out their eyes if they have protruding eyes.

 

Proceed by first putting a shower drain hair catcher. This is absolutely necessary in ensuring all your beloved pet’s hair doesn’t end up down in the drain and cause a major clog, as majority of dog breeds shed quite a bit. Then give them a bath and clear out the tub of all the hair before removing the hair catcher.

 

 

Plumbing Concerns – Are Flushable Wipes Really Safe to Flush?

 

The short answer is no. The long answer is they are advertised as flushable, however, even paper towel is not suitable to go down your toilet drain. So, it is highly advised to not put flushable wet wipes down your toilet, no matter what the advertisements say.

 

 

Plumbing Concerns – How Can you Stop A Toilet from Overflowing?

 

First and foremost! Stop using all your toilets, sinks, and other plumbing fixtures! Try to use a plunger to remove any buildup of preliminary blockage in the drain. What could be causing the blockage? Anything! Kids can be pushing their toys down the drain while you are not paying attention, or even house pets can bring and drop stuff in your toilet drain.

 

It is best to try and source the problem, anything from asking around the house if anyone has recently clogged the toilet to checking the fixture to see if there’s anything stuck in the toilet fixture itself.

 

When the toilet overflowing is occurring on the top floor, then it’s ideal and recommended to have a partner watching the lower floors toilets and sinks before attempting to do any work with the plunger, or anything to ensure that the drains are actually working and not just backing up into the lower level’s drains. If there is only one toilet, or one toilet is only blocked and overflowing, then the problem source is within the toilet and the line itself.

 

However, if multiple toilets and sinks are overflowing, then the problem could be a plumbing system blocked drain or worse. Call Mr. Swirl The Friendly Plumber at 604.435.4664 for all your emergency plumbing needs to send one of our friendly plumbers to quickly, efficiently, and cleanly resolve and fix your overflowing toilet. We are here to make your day better 24/7. Click here to read more of our Fall plumbing problems and solutions.

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