You never know when you will need the services of a plumbing professional. Therefore, it is always better to be prepared for emergency plumbing work and know the plumbers who work in the area.
Check your faucets for leaks. Check the knobs and the faucet itself. Hundreds of gallons of water a day can be wasted due to leaks and that’s not good if you’re paying your water bill. By stopping a leak now, you can save yourself a lot of money. Leaks can grow over time as well, so avoid a disaster and check all faucets for leaks!
Once this cap is removed, you have direct acess to the drain/sewer line, only the one turn just inside the house wall into the main drain line. Push the snake through as far as you can drain cleaning and wiggle it about as per the instructions above.
Acid drain cleaners are much more dangerous, it contains sulfuric acid concentrations up to 80%. These supposed to be used by licensed personal only such as plumbers due to safety reasons. But unfortunately you may find these in local supermarkets available for normal consumers. According to one manufacturer, potential hazards include violent reaction with water and the production of explosive hydrogen vapors upon contact with most metals. It is very dangerous to in-hail and will create corrosive burns to all human tissue. Above picture is a of such a cause.
When I first bought this vintage 60s house eleven years ago, major plumbing problems seemed to crop up every few months. For quite some time, I had the phone number of my plumber of choice available to call quickly when emergencies arose. Finally, the big issues were resolved (and please dont remind me how much money that cost), so visits from the plumber have been rare in recent years. (Knock on wood!) Still, I realize that letting a not-so-large problem go unrepaired often means it morphs into something much worse. All the years of plumbing problems gave me a healthy respect for those brave souls who successfully ply the trade. If a plumber is needed, at least I know a couple of good ones!
Have a specific plumber in mind before you have an emergency. Most people don’t think about plumbers until they find themselves having a big problem that needs to be fixed right away. Instead, choose a plumber who you are comfortable with and whose experience you trust-way before you actually need his services.