Calling a plumber can be expensive but calling an emergency plumber can be even more expensive. There are things that you can do to avoid this expense. Below are 3 tips for avoiding a call to an emergency plumber.
Be Careful of What You Put in Your Drain
When you’re putting things down your drains and garbage disposal, make sure you’re not putting certain things down your drain. Things like rice, pasta, oils and fats can clog your drain and require you to call an emergency plumber. That’s the last thing you want to do.
Don’t Flush Certain Items
Although there are things that you can flush – waste, obviously, and toilet paper, you should never flush feminine hygiene products, condoms, cigarette butts and other non-flushable items. Even flushable wipes can sometimes be bad and cause you to call an emergency plumber.
Avoid Hanging Items on Your Pipes
This might seem like a good idea, but your pipes aren’t made to take extra weight. Hanging items on your pipes can weaken them, and before you know it you could have a pipe break. Just imagine coming home to a flood and having to call a plumber, not to mention all of the mess you have to clean up and if you have to replace items.
These are three ways you can avoid having to use emergency plumber services. Follow these tips, and you will be on your way to having a healthy plumbing system and saving money.