Did you know that National Hug a Plumber Day is this month? That’s right! This national holiday is an opportunity to extend our gratitude to the heroes who are always there to save the day with their wrenches and toolbox in hand.
To honor this special holiday, we’d like to share a list of 5 things your plumber wants you to know. Without further ado, here they are!
Don’t Try and DIY Your Plumbing
Although it may be tempting to try and find an online tutorial on how to fix your leaky faucet, it is best to leave it to the professionals. Plumbers have years of training and experience and are best equipped to diagnose and remedy plumbing problems in your home. By attempting to DIY your plumbing, you might create a bigger issue than the one you started with.
Always Keep an Eye Out for Water Leaks
Make sure you don’t ignore the red flags that you have a water leak in the home. Some common warning signs are a higher-than-normal utility bill, wet spots, the sound of running water, and damaged flooring. Water leaks are not something that you need to just “wait out” and cross your fingers that it goes away. Give your plumber a call immediately if you think you have a leak.
Put Your Trash in the Trashcan – Not Your Toilet
Plumbers across the country would probably put out a nationwide PSA for this one. The only thing that needs to be in your toilet is waste and toilet paper. No exceptions! Items like paper towels, feminine hygiene products, and food waste are bound to clog your pipes and potentially lead to an overflow. Be sure to keep a trashcan visible in your bathroom so your guests know where to place their trash.
Properly Take Care of Your Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposals are great appliances to have in any kitchen when used correctly. Just like toilets, certain items need to never go down your disposal. This includes grease, vegetable and fruit peels, and bones from your food. If you have to think twice about putting something in the disposal, it probably belongs in the trashcan.
Avoid Drain Cleaners
Drain cleaners are advertised as an excellent solution for a clogged drain, but they can worsen the problem. They can not only be extremely damaging to your pipes, but they can also be hazardous to your health due to their harsh chemicals. The next time you experience a clogged drain, give your local plumber a call instead so they can find the right solution.
We are so grateful for all the plumbers out there, including our plumbers at C&C! Feel free to call us at 732-860-2660 or schedule your appointment online to have our experts service your Central New Jersey home.