No one wants to have their day ruined by a plumbing emergency. Here are a few tips that can help you minimize the number and severity of various emergency plumbing issues:
- Tip #1: Understand your home’s plumbing system- When you become acquainted with how your home’s plumbing system works, you will recognize minor symptoms that are indicative of a problem brewing so they can be resolved before they worsen and become an emergency plumbing situation.
- Tip #2: Have all repairs done by a skilled professional- DIY projects may seem rewarding, and having a friend do a task for free or very cheap is certainly tempting, but both of these options can cost you more in the end, as unskilled repairs can do more harm than good.
- Tip #3: Watch what you put down the drain- Harsh chemicals, even drain clearing chemicals, can harm your plumbing. If simple plunging doesn’t clear a clog, turn to a plumbing professional for help rather than using the wrong method or product.
- Tip #4: Don’t bypass regular maintenance- With regular inspections and maintenance, plumbing components, such as water heaters, will last longer and be less susceptible to an emergency plumbing situation. A maintenance call that realizes a part needs to be changed is going to be far less costly than dealing with a flooded house or business.
At East Atlantic Plumbing LLC, we offer emergency plumbing services 24 hours a day in the Wilmington, North Carolina area. In addition, we offer ongoing plumbing services that can help you avoid an emergency at your home or business. We recommend an annual inspection that will resolve any minor issues before they can reach an advanced stage. Contact us today to learn more.