Preventative measures with plumbing fixtures in corona virus situation
These days, when the whole of Ontario is on quarantine, it is important to know how to prevent plumbing and drain emergencies. Stores have limited accessibility, many businesses are closed. Many plumbers decided not to work but stay home, they do not provide service for any cost.
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There are few simple things everyone can do to reduce possibility of drain or plumbing problem. To avoid clogging, it is important not to overload drain of the fixtures. For example, only toilet paper should be flushed in the toilet, not paper towel, wipes, cat litter etc. In kitchen sink there is no need to flush oils and too much food particles. They should go to garbage bin. Use lots of water when using kitchen sink to flush properly food particles. Do not save water too much in kitchen sink . Also 24 Hours Plumber provides enzyme based liquid that helps maintain kitchen drain in good order. It is good idea to check aerator on kitchen sink faucet and clean it to get more water pressure out of the faucet.
In lavatory sink, bath and shower it is also advisable to use lots of water and not to overload fixtures with hair. When shaving, flush with lots of warm water.
At some households and businesses, floor washing mop is cleaned directly inside laundry tub, then particles from mop clog the drain. Better use for that mop bucket. Be careful when washing your pet, not allow too much fur and dirt into laundry tub.
Unfortunately, many old shut off valves are ok when left alone, but if you start turning them, they start dripping. So better do not turn them, unless it is really needed.
Check and clean backwater valve if you have it on main sanitary drain. This is flood protection devise that prevents basement flooding. Call us if you need any help with backwater valve.
Also floor drain in basement should be regularly cleaned, so it does not have sediments at the bottom.
Most important, keep calm and carry on in this extraordinary situation. Things will improve, hopefully soon.