Tips to Avoid Common Plumbing Emergencies

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Tips to Avoid Common Plumbing Emergencies

Homeowners often experience minor plumbing problems like clogs and leaks, and it’s important to deal with these right away to avoid more serious plumbing issues. Speedy Rooter Plumbing shares some tips to help you avoid common emergency plumbing situations:

Use Chemical Drain Cleaners Sparingly

Chemical drain cleaners do work well for getting rid of clogs, but they are just as harsh on your pipes and your drains. If you must use them, do so only as a last resort. Better yet, contact a plumber in Crozet, VA to take a look at your drain instead. Your pipes will last much longer if you do, and you'll almost certainly get better results.

Be Careful What You Flush

The only things that you should ever flush down your toilet should be human waste and toilet paper. And yet, most homeowners use their toilet as a trash can. Sadly, flushing anything else could easily clog your toilet, your sewer line, or both. A plumbing company can repair a clogged toilet, but you can avoid that by being careful about what you flush.

Don't Pour Grease Down Your Drain

Oil and cooking grease seems like it would go down your kitchen sink fairly easily, but it solidifies as it cools and can create a nasty clog, one that the best plumbing services will have trouble removing. Instead of pouring your grease down the drain, save it in a jar or can that you can either throw away or recycle.

Schedule Regular Drain Cleanings

The best way to avoid costly plumbing repairs is to contact a drain cleaning company to take a look at your plumbing at least once a year. Speedy Rooter Plumbing will be happy to take care of that if you are located in Crozet or the surrounding areas, so contact us if it's been a while since you've had a plumber take a look at your drains. We might be able to find something and fix it before it becomes a plumbing emergency.

For reliable plumbing and drain cleaning solutions, contact Speedy Rooter Plumbing today.

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