Avoid these 3 Scary Plumbing Situations

Drain cleaning by San Dimas plumbers near youAs licensed plumbers, we’re used to taking most plumbing problems in stride, yet we know that homeowners aren’t always prepared for unexpected plumbing emergencies. While most problems are easily solvable, to the average person a lot of plumbing problems can be downright scary.

Here are 3 scary plumbing situations that you can avoid with proper care and maintenance of your plumbing system.

Clogged Drains

When a toilet backs up or a shower won’t drain, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that something major is at play. More likely than not, it’s a clog that can easily be remedied with professional drain cleaning methods. You can prevent most major clogs by being careful about what is flushed down the toilet and removing gunk from the surface of the drains every so often (think soap scum and hair). Also, if you have small children in the house, install a toilet lock or keep the bathroom door closed to avoid the accidental flushing of toys and other small objects.

Leaky Pipes

Leaky pipes can be caused by clogs, water pressure issues, and corrosion. Keeping your drains clog-free can prevent most pipe damage. You can avoid corrosion by saying no to chemical drain cleaners. Also, avoid rinsing other chemicals down the drain that may cause rot and other problems.

Water Heater Leaks

Homeowners who witness water seeping from around their water heater have a right to be scared. It’s true that water heater repair is expensive, especially if you have to replace your water. However, there are many reasons that water heaters leak. Don’t jump to conclusions. Call a trained San Dimas plumber to check out the problem. Regular water heater maintenance can go a long way too. Annual draining and appliance checks are recommended.

To learn more about how you can avoid scary plumbing situations, call your friendly, local plumbers at My San Dimas Plumber Hero. We’re always here to help you out of a jam!

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