If you have ever experienced a leaky toilet or broken pipes, you know that plumbing repairs can be extremely expensive. Knowing a handful of preventative tips can help you save money and hassle in the future. It’s better to take care of plumbing problems from the start in order to avoid big repairs that can cost thousands of dollars.
McCoy’s Heating & Air has gathered a handful of helpful tips to save you money on common plumbing problems. Take a look!
Utilize strainers to prevent hair and debris from clogging drain lines.
Clear your shower and sink drains by using a solution and drain stick regularly.
Do not flush feminine products down the toilet as they can build up and prevent other items from flushing down the pipes.
If your toilet is clogged because of an accumulation of waste, try using a plumbing snake or a closet auger.
If you have a garbage disposal, avoid pouring fats, oils or harsh food items that will clog the drain.
Watch out for leaks and drips. If you do have a broken pipe or leaking toilet, turn off your main water valve to save water/money. The faster you fix a leaky pipe the less you will have to spend in maintenance costs.
Some plumbing problems are do-it-yourself. Before you call a professional, take to the internet to research what the problem is and if you can achieve the solution yourself.
Preventative maintenance costs money but will pay for itself in the long run by catching minor problems and providing the necessary care to keep your plumbing system in good shape.
If you are experiencing a major plumbing malfunction or a simple leak, McCoy’s Heating & Air can help! We offer a wide variety of residential, commercial and industrial plumbing services to protect your home and business. If you have a puzzling plumbing problem and need assistance, don’t hesitate to call the friendly team at McCoy’s Heating & Air at 731-668-7492.