Home plumbing systems can be complicated. But if you are looking for a simple do-it-yourself (DIY) starting point, take a look at your drains. Here are a few tips for troubleshooting drain problems:
1. Foul odors
Bad smell coming out of your sink, shower, tub or toilet drain? It may be due to a buildup of debris clinging to the inside of the pipe. Create a baking soda and vinegar solution to break up the detritus in sinks and toilets. Try dropping essential oil into the solution for a fresh smell.
2. Clogs and slow drains
Whether you’re dealing with a slow drain or a full-on clog, pull out your plunger. It should be able to handle the blockage. If not, you may need to contact a professional.
3. Leaky pipes
It’s important to understand the basics of leaks. You should be able to at least identify what’s wrong. Look for things rust, buckling pipes and drops of water. Then, get in touch with an expert plumber ASAP.
For help troubleshooting drain problems, contact Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing! We service the entire Indianapolis area, and drain cleaning and repair is one of our specialties.