5 important things to remember if you want to avoid Salt Lake City Drain Cleaning Scams

Scam Artist

Blog Highlights:

  • Drain cleaning scams are focused on getting as much money from you as possible
  • These companies typically target women who are alone, divorced, or widowed
  • Some employees will try to plant “evidence” to try to convince you that there is an extensive damage in your line
  • Some companies even ask their employees to put rocks into your pipes so that they can be assured that you will need another repair in the future
  • Some scam businesses will also show you a pre-taped video of an inspection just to convince you that your pipes are in very bad condition
  • There are employees who will also try to convince you to avail of high pressure jetting even if you do not actually need it

Knowing how to Keep your Toilet Tank Clean

Toilet Tank

Blog Highlights:

  • Hard water is the main culprit when it comes to the buildup of rust, minerals, mold, or gunk inside the toilet tank
  • More than just cleaning, homeowners need to have a water softener to help stop the problem from happening again
  • The toilet tank must be opened for cleaning at least once every six months
  • Hard water can contain minerals that can deteriorate the different parts of the tank
  • You should stay away from drop-in toilet cleaners as well as products that contain chlorine, ammonia, and bleach
  • Water testing can help determine if you need to install a water softener at home

Clearing Clogged Drains on you Own

Sink Drain

Blog Highlights:

  • Chemical drain cleaners can do a lot of harm to the pipes under your bathroom or kitchen sinks
  • Boiling water can be used to dissolve organic debris, just make sure that you pour it directly down the drain
  • Never use boiling water directly on PVC pipes and on Porcelain sinks or toilets
  • When using baking soda and vinegar, you need to stop up the drain immediately
  • A plunger needs to be used especially when there is a serious clog and when water is no longer able to flow down the drain
  • The cup-shaped plunger is the one that is meant for sinks
  • You should use food catchers or strainers on your sinks so you can remove debris before they can cause problems
  • You can pour vinegar or baking soda down the drain as they can act as natural cleansers
  • If you have no knowledge when it comes to pipes and drains, it might be best if you hire a plumber so you can avoid damaging the drain further

How to Unclog a Toilet Using Baking Soda and Vinegar

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Blog Highlights:

  • You can actually use baking soda and vinegar to unclog toilets without using a plunger or snake
  • You can combine both common items together to create a fizzing reaction that you can use to your advantage
  • Minor clogs can be removed by using the full amount of baking soda and vinegar all at once
  • Severe clogs on the other hand, can be removed by using small amounts in several increments
  • You need to use equal amounts of baking soda and vinegar to unclog the toilet