The Unseen Problem with Pipes

HVAC pipes

Pipes are important, yet underrated, parts of the house. You literally cannot see them, but they can cause a major issue if they are not in good working condition. Be careful when dumping liquids down the sink, as they might contribute to a problem you’ll experience later on.

Here are some common plumbing problems that take time to cause inconvenience:

Blockage

If you’ve been dumping oil down your drains, you’re slowly creating a blockage that will exact revenge on you later on. Grease may catch other smaller particles and form a sizable blockage, which only gets bigger in time until you get a plumber like All Hours Plumbing and HVAC involved. In Parker City, it’s not unusual for a household to complain about water taking longer than usual to go down the pipes, not knowing that the problem is a blockage.

You’ll only be aware of the problem once there is a complete blockage. If you must throw grease down the drain, follow through with hot water so they do not solidify inside the pipes.

Rust

If you bought the house from a previous owner and didn’t think to have the pipes checked, you may have very old pipes that are starting to corrode. Certain things also shorten a pipe’s lifespan, such as when there are harmful chemicals contributing to soil pollution.

While that is out of your control, you can control what goes down the pipes, so dispose of chemicals properly to avoid corroding the plumbing system. You might also want to be mindful of the use of chemical drain cleaners, as they only worsen the state of your pipes in the long run. They can easily contribute to corrosion if used regularly.

Your pipes are important to the continued operations of the household. Keep them in good condition and do not do anything to damage them.