Plumbing emergencies are often unexpected. Surprisingly though, they can be prevented. With the right simple plumbing tools and a basic knowledge of plumbing, you can solve minor plumbing problems on your own. This Cleveland plumbing contractor shows us how.
The basement is one part of the house where the majority of plumbing problems happen. Good thing there are simple things you can do to prevent future plumbing issues.
One of the simplest steps that you can do is to make sure that your water heater’s temperature is set at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature has the ideal warmth and will also be energy efficient.
Regularly pour water on basement drains to prevent buildup of sediments and thus avoid clogging. If your home’s septic tank is situated in the basement, have it pumped and cleaned every three years.
Always remember not to pour grease and oils ddown the drain. Better to throw left over grease in the trash.
Do not throw stringy food wastes into the garbage disposal. Also, flush down waste first with cold running water before using. If ever your garbage disposal starts to smell, you can pour liquid detergent while it is running and rinse with cold running water after.
Other than toilet paper, nothing else should be thrown down the toilet.
Leaking faucets should be fixed as soon as posible to avoid a sudden rise in your water bill. Also, leaks can cause floods that, in turn, can cause staining on walls and ceilings.
Be careful what you throw down the toilet in your bathroom – really nothing should go down other than toilet paper. Also, if you notice any leaking faucets in your bathroom, get them fixed quickly as they can turn into more expensive problems and also cause serious water waste issues.
To prevent soap scup and hair from building up in the bathroom drain, use a strainer to catch any debris. Make sure that you also clean it out regularly. Otherwise, the debris on the strainer will be the ones to cause clogging.
Regularly clean the gutters and drains. Doing so will let you see if there is a build up of leaves andd other debris that can cause future plumbing issues.
Go around the yard and check if there are areas with standing water. This is a possible sign of leaks.
When To Call a Plumbing Professional
The plumbing tips about can help you prevent the most common plumbing problems. But these are only preventive measures. When plumbing problems arise, it is time to call a licensed Cleveland plumber to help. Call Plumbers 911 Texas at (409) 237-3137 to schedule a visit.