October 5, 2007 2:01 PM Subscribe
Plugged Pipes - Is there a way to clean out the water pipes in my home without spending oodles of $s to replace them?
posted by Juicylicious to home & garden (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I own an up/down duplex. The water pressure in the upstairs apartment is fine. The water pressure in the downstairs bathroom is horrible and getting worse by the day. It is so bad that I now have to hand fill the water tank for the toilet. The pressure in the sink and tub are getting progressively worse.
My handyman checked the pipe leading into the toilet and found it severely clogged. The pressure did not get better after cleaning. He has found a work around by putting in pipe from the sink to the toilet. It won't work long as the sink pressure is getting bad too.
I have majority old fashioned lead piping. It will costs thousand of dollars to replace with copper. Needless to say I don't have the cash to do it.
Are there any methods of flushing out the lead pipes?