When it comes to your plumbing, chances are you don’t really think about it much, right? You just assume that things are going to be fine. Until they’re not. And that’s when you actually take some action and do something. But the time to get plumbing service is actually long before you have a problem. Instead of waiting around for something serious, you should be reaching out to a professional service before you ever even think something is happening. That’s how you’re going to protect your Newport Beach, CA home.
What You Need to Do
The first thing is to recognize just what you’re supposed to be doing. These are actually really easy things but they’re ones that a lot of people don’t think of. For one thing, you need to stop putting things in your garbage disposal. Yeah, we know that the company says you can put anything in your garbage disposal but the truth is that you’re only going to cause yourself problems by doing that. Instead, throw away everything that you possibly can and put only the absolute minimum in the garbage disposal.
Next, you need to make sure you’re running water through all of your drains regularly. Maybe you don’t have company that much and don’t really use the guest bathroom. You should still be making sure you run water down the sink and through the bath or shower. Make sure you flush the toilet once in a while. All of these things keep water from sitting too long and they make sure that the plumbing in that space is still working the way it should. If you’re not checking regularly you could have a problem turn into something serious without you even knowing.
You also need to be calling for plumbing service regularly. Sure, you may not think your home needs anything, but the truth of the matter is that you probably do. You need routine service to make sure that none of the minor things that can happen to your home turn into something much bigger in the long run. Getting someone to look at your plumbing at least a couple times a year when there’s nothing going on will reduce the risk of more serious (and expensive) plumbing services down the line.
What You Need to Check
You should be talking with your plumber about the plumbing services that they do for you. After all, you want to make sure that you’re taking care of your home properly. That means understanding all of the rules that they wish you would follow. By listening to your plumber and making sure that you’re monitoring the pipes throughout your home you’re going to be setting yourself up for even more success in the long run. You may not even need plumbing service if you’re really careful about taking care of things around your home.
You need to check on what’s going into the drains throughout the home. It’s not just about the garbage disposal. It’s also about what your family may be putting into the shower drain or the toilet. All of these things can cause serious problems if you’re not careful. You could find yourself with a big clog that takes extensive plumbing service to get rid of. You might find yourself with a leak because of that clog, or something else entirely. By paying attention and checking in with your family about what they should and shouldn’t be putting into any of the drains you’ll be able to better protect those drains.
You should also be checking on things like how well your drains clear. If they clear quickly and quietly then chances are your drains are working well. If they gurgle or bubble or if they seem slow to clear it could be a sign that something else is going on somewhere in the line. You want to make sure that you know as soon as that happens so you can call a professional to take care of it. After all, you don’t want to find yourself with a serious backup that could get all the way to the sewer line.
Talking with a Plumber
The best thing that you can do is to talk with a plumber about what’s going on. Find out from them what you should be doing to prevent problems and then find out how to tell if you need someone to come take a look at your plumbing. If you know what to do and you know what to watch for you’re going to have a much better level of success to work with. After all, you’re going to have fewer chances of those big problems that other people might end up with.
The key though, is regular plumbing service. Even if you’re following all the other rules and paying attention to everything that gets into your drains, you’re still not going to have all the improvements and protection you’re looking for unless you get routine service to check for additional problems. Your local plumber will be able to help you figure out just what you need and when, if you give them a call to keep an eye on things.
When you’re ready to hire a plumbing service of any kind make sure that you call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of Orange County. We can come out to your Newport Beach, CA home in no time and make sure that your plumbing is running just the way you expect it to. Even better, we’ll make sure that you don’t have to worry about major problems anytime soon by taking a closer look at just what’s happening inside all of your plumbing and sewer lines. You want your home to be disaster-proof. While we can’t guarantee that, we absolutely can guarantee that we’re going to prevent most major plumbing problems by doing routine plumbing service. All you have to do is give us a call to schedule an appointment.
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