Homeowners spend hundreds on plumbing problems per year. However, you can minimize some of your plumbing expenses by following a few of our suggestions below:
Don’t leave your water on while making repairs. Switch off the main valve or close the localized valves located near toilets and sinks. If you fail to do this, you will have a mess on your hands because the water will pour out all over the place, which can cause damage to your home interior.
Don’t use your toilet as a trash can. We often find things other than toilet paper flushed down the toilet. This is a no-no. This is the easiest way to clog your drain and pipes and what usually causes your toilet to overflow. If this happens, there could even be hazardous waste that comes up through the sewer pipes into your home.
Leaving your pipes exposed during colder months. Protect your pipes when the temperature outside falls below freezing by insulating them. When you have pipes that do not receive heat from your heating system, they are prone to burst when they are not protected from the freezing cold.
Pouring grease down your sink. You may assume that the easiest way to get rid of grease that you have just cooked with would be to simply pour it down the kitchen sink. STOP! This is a bad idea. Animal fat becomes liquid when heated, but will become solid again at room temperature, clogging up your drains. Think twice before doing this.
Don’t procrastinate. When you have detected a plumbing issue, no matter how small it may appear to be, call the professional services of All Year Plumbing to evaluate and address the issue. The longer you put it off, the more expensive the work will be.