Every day there are hundreds of gallons of water flowing through pipes, fixtures, and drains in your home, and because of that, they can get clogged or start to show signs of wear and tear over time. When your plumbing system starts to fail you, it is essential you immediately contact a plumber so they can evaluate the current and potential damage and offer you further guidance on the plumbing repairs you need to consider having done.
Most of the items you put down the drain will remain unchanged from the time they go down the household drain or toilet. They don’t breakdown and tend to clog the wastewater system. The cost of maintaining the system will reflect on your utility bill. Grease is a liquid when it goes down but quickly hardens on the pipes. The oil accumulates on the canals and ultimately makes the pipe so small that even typical wastewater can not make its way through the system. That only leaves one way for it to flow.
When you're going away on vacation, you should consider shutting off the water supply to your home. This can help stop many problems before they start. If you don't do this, you should have someone stop by your house regularly to check that nothing has gone wrong and that your home isn't flooded.