While sometimes unavoidable, there are certain things you can do to prevent plumbing-related repairs and accidents. With a little bit of preparation and foresight, you can help avoid plumbing repair in your Roseville home.
Make sure you know where your water main shut-off is located, and make sure you know how to turn it off. Most of the time, these shut-offs are located behind an access panel of some sort, usually in your basement or on the lowest level of your home. You might need to turn the water main off if you have a burst pipe, and you will definitely need to turn it off if you are doing any work on your home’s plumbing system.
Remember that you should never flush anything down your toilet besides human waste and toilet paper. This includes hair, feminine hygiene products, diapers, wipes and paper towels. Make sure everyone who lives in your house knows this rule because flushing foreign objects is one of the best ways to clog your toilet. And if you can’t unclog your toilet on your own, then you will need to call us for plumbing repair.
Along the same lines as the tip mentioned above, there are plenty of things that should never be poured into your kitchen sink: cooking oil, grease or any other type of fat. The same rule applies for food like pasta and rice, fatty meats or anything that is “stringy” (think celery and vegetables like that). If you have to throw out cooking oil and grease, pour it into a glass jar and throw it out in your trash. Even if you have a garbage disposal, follow this advice to avoid plumbing repair.
Every once in awhile, you should have your water heater drained. This will allow you to get rid of any sediment that has gathered along the bottom, and this could also help increase the life span of your water heater.
Keep an eye on your washing machine’s rubber hose. These hoses can sometimes dry out and crack or burst, which could lead to flooding in your basement or wherever your washing machine is located. The hose should be replaced at the first sign of any problems with stainless steel braided lines that will not burst.
If, despite your best efforts, you do end up needing plumbing repair in Roseville, call All Ways Drains for help! Call 612-922-9422 or contact us to get a Free Estimate.