When it comes to saving money on your plumbing, the number one thing to do is avoid repairs. To do this, you will need to hire a professional plumber when you notice a leaking pipe as well as when any other issues arise. There are also many other tips you can follow to ensure your plumbing problems stay to a minimum. In fact, Southern Plumbing would like to share a few tips with you to help you get the most out of your plumbing system.
Tip #1: Always keep your home a warm temperature
Do you own a home that you don’t stay in very often during the colder parts of the year? If so, you’ll still need to make sure that the temperature in the home stays above freezing as this will protect yourpipes from becoming frozen, which can lead to them bursting. Busted pipes can be a pain to fix as well as very costly.
Tip #2: Drain all water
If you don’t want to keep the heat on in your home during the winter while you’re away, you will need to drain all of the water out of your pipes before sneaking off to your other residence. In doing this, you can avoid having pipes that freeze and burst as well as save money on your heating bill.
Tip #3: Install an alarm on your sewage ejector pump
Do you have a sewage ejector pump that’s located in your basement? If so, be aware that this tank will likely fail once every few years. When it does fail, sewage could backup in your basement. To avoid a backup, you can install a pump alarm that goes off when the pump goes bad. When the alarm goes off, you can shut off the water to your home, meaning there will likely be very little sewage to backup, if any at all.
Tip #4: Avoid pouring grease down your drains
It may seem like a given, but services relating to plumbing in Houston are often rendered due to grease being poured down drains. You need to keep in mind that even the smallest amounts of grease will build up over time, causing your drains to become clogged. Always dispose of grease in the right way, and this means not pouring it down your drains.
Tip #5: Always call a professional plumber when you notice a leaking pipe
A leaking pipe may seem like an issue that can wait until tomorrow to be fixed, but in all actuality, it needs to be repaired today. In fact, any time you notice any problematic issues relating to your plumbing system, you should give us a call here at Southern Plumbing as soon as possible.