If you’re like many, one of your new year goals is to save money and minimize spending. Unfortunately, costs come up sometimes that we cannot avoid. Plumbing disasters can put a major dent in your budget, so follow these guidelines to try and avoid them at all costs. They’re small steps that could wind up making a big impact on your savings account!
Locate Your Shut-Off Valve
First things first, make sure you know where your shut-off valve is and how to use it. If a major plumbing accident, like a burst pipe, occurs and you’re face-to-face with a potential flood in your home, shutting off the water as soon as possible could save you a ton of money on your next water bill. Not to mention, you’ll avoid tons of water damage.
Also, if it’s after hours and you don’t want to call an emergency plumber, then turning off your water could be an easy step for buying some time until regular business hours come back around. Emergency plumbing is a great service, but it’s an expensive one, too!
Be Kind To Your Drains
If you’re facing a stubborn clog, pouring some liquid drain cleaner down your pipes may seem like an easy and effective solution, but it is actually quite hard on your plumbing system. On top of that, these products tend to not work as well as they claim and many take quite a long time to show any results. A better solution would be to use a snake to slowly work out any blockages.
It’s also important to be careful about what you are putting down your drains. Hair, grease, and other harmful substances will take a toll on your pipes and trigger clogs. This goes for your toilet, too! The only thing that should be flushed is toilet paper.
Don’t Put Off Repairs
If you know something is wrong with your plumbing, call in a plumber right away while the problem is still small. Little issues can turn into big and expensive repairs quickly, so you’re always better off staying on top of it. Don’t let an affordable fix become a time-consuming and costly issue. Call in Stadler Plumbing today to handle it all!
Avoid Frozen Pipes
Finally, with winter comes freezing temperatures that can quickly lead to frozen pipes. Make sure warm air can circulate through areas where the pipes are and be sure to keep your home at a high enough temperature to prevent water from freezing up. We also recommend turning off all outdoor water sources and to insulate your pipes to help protect them from cold weather.
If your pipes do freeze, turn off your water and call us in! We’ll be happy to help you resolve any issues.
We strive to be your go-to plumbing company for any and all of your pipe-related problems. Give us a call today with any concerns or questions. We’re eager to get started!