When cold weather sets in, turn off your outside faucets, disconnect all hoses and drain them. This will help to save you money on plumbing bills. Fix issues with low water pressure by cleaning sediment buildup out of your faucet's aerator. After removing the aerator, use an old toothbrush with some vinegar on it to clean the sediment off. Then all you need to do is rinse and reassemble the aerator before putting it back on the faucet. This should help increase the water pressure, because any obstacles in the aerator will have been removed. Don't rely on drain cleaners too much. Drain cleaners contain very corrosive chemicals that can damage pipes if used too frequently. Rather, if you have a blocked drain, consider having a professional plumber come out to diagnose the cause. There are two ways to remove stubborn clean-out plugs. A hammer and chisel can be used to slacken the fitting. More information about Maplewood 24 Hour Plumbing.
If you have noisy pipes that sound like hammering or squeaking, this is something that is easy to fix. Any exposed pipes will need to be anchored. For pipes that are situated inside walls, or the floor or ceiling, you should hire a professional. To prevent your frozen pipes from bursting, leave the nearest faucet on to give the water a way to escape. By doing this, the pipe pressure is relieved, and this should stop it from bursting, which would prevent further home damage. If a plunger is ineffective, you might be able to do the trick with a bucket of warm water. The water should go down, and you can pour another bucket of water if the toilet is still clogged. Water that leaves behind pink or orange tinged stains has an excessive amount of iron. You will need a water softener in order to take care of this problem, which you could purchase at a local store, or hire someone to go to your home and fix it for you. To keep things flowing smoothly through the drain of your bathtub, each month you should feed it baking soda, one cup's worth, with a cup of vinegar to chase it. This will cause the vigorous bubbling you may remember from the "volcano" in a grade school science project, so be sure to close the drain with a stopper.