Plumbing problems can always pop up. Some mishaps are easily correctable, while others are not. No matter what your particular case may be, it is important that you are educated on plumbing, so that the problem can be fixed in a timely manner.
Anchoring your pipes can eliminate the hammering and squeaking noises caused by loose pipes and fitting. You must anchor all exposed pipes. You may need the assistance of a professional in the case that the pipes are contained within a floor or ceiling.
You can prevent frozen pipes within the home, by ensuring the temperature does not fall below freezing. Another important step is insulating pipes that are exposed to cold temperatures. The pipes will be able to freeze if the temperature surrounding the pipes drops below freezing. If pipes do freeze, the best possible scenario would include taking time for the pipes to thaw and any frozen water to drain. The worst case would be that they burst, creating water damage and a big repair bill.
If your toilet happens to be clogged, and the plunger is not working, you can pour a bucket of hot water down the toilet, but be sure to pour it from a height that is waist level or above so you do not flood the bathroom. Repeat this procedure if necessary as the water returns back to a lower level.
Never put fat, grease, or oils into your drain. When they cool off, they become hard and will clog your pipes. This is especially damaging to garbage disposals because the fat can make the blades turn more slowly and less efficiently. To keep your drain running efficiently, dispose of fats and oils in other ways besides pouring them down the drain.
As you can see, plumbing can present a whole host of small and large problems. If you use the tips you have just learned, you will have an easier time fixing whatever problems you may encounter.