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How to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies

How to Avoid Plumbing Emergencies

Posted in Emergency Plumbing Services, on January 11, 2021 By Admin


prevent plumbing emergencyWhile plumbing emergencies are often unpredictable and can cause considerable damage, the good news is that most of them can be avoided. Most plumbing issues develop slowly, and if you take preventive measures and look out for warning signs, you can avoid calling for an emergency plumbing service. Here are a few tips and tricks to avoid plumbing emergencies: 

Know Your Plumbing System

Knowing the basics of your plumbing system will go a long way in keeping those emergencies at bay! Knowing the location of the main shutoff valve and switching it off can stop that overflowing toilet or sink in time. Also, learn about your underground plumbing system and turn off the water heater main incase of water heating issues.   

Check for leaks

You should inspect your pipes and fixtures regularly for any leaks. Look out for moisture on the walls, peeling paint, or sudden unexplained water bill hikes that indicate leaks. If you suspect a leak, call an expert plumber from a professional plumbing service like Broward Plumbing at the earliest! 

Be Mindful of What You Throw Down the Sink/Toilet/Shower Drain

The #1 cause of clogged sinks and toilets is debris like hair, food waste, and excess toilet paper down the drain. Don’t throw grease or cooking oils down the drain as they can solidify and clog your pipes. Wipe down the grease with paper towels and trash them. Use sink strainers to prevent gunk, hair, and other debris from going down the drain. If you do encounter a clogged sink, try a plumbing snake or plunger to unclog it. However, hiring professional plumbing services is recommended to handle the problem safely and with minimal damage. Getting your drains cleaned regularly can help prevent clogs and backups, and expensive repairs in the long run. 

Don’t Ignore Low Water Pressure

Pay attention if your home’s water pressure drops significantly. Low water pressure could be due to sediment build-up in faucets &  showerheads or even a leak/clog in the main water pipes. If you see a sudden drastic drop in water pressure, it could be due to a burst pipe. Don’t ignore this and immediately call an emergency plumbing service to fix the problem. 

Schedule Regular Plumbing Inspections & Checks

Having regular preventive maintenance checks helps spot potential plumbing problems and take early action. Engage an experienced plumber from a professional plumbing service to inspect your plumbing system. Professional plumbers have the right tools like drain cameras to check for leaks, clogs, and corrosion in your pipes without damaging your property. Routine maintenance checks will help you spot plumbing issues before they become expensive plumbing repairs. 

Plumbing problems are inevitable in a running home, but you can minimize them and even prevent plumbing disasters with preventive measures. 

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