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Keep Plumbing Emergencies at Bay

bubbling-sinkLuckily, plumbing emergencies are pretty rare, but they do crop up from time to time. The problem with a plumbing emergency is that it’s unexpected. Plumbing services are already expensive even when you can plan for them. Adding in the extra element of an unpleasant surprise can make this instance even costlier and inconvenient.

Wouldn’t you avoid a plumbing emergency if you could? We’re here to give you all the information to give you a little foresight into these issues today. Don’t get us wrong, you can’t completely prevent problems from occurring in your home, but you can put action in motion to protect your home. Contact our team today to all your plumbing needs in Bloomington, IL.  

How to Avoid Plumbing Problems

You can avoid emergency plumbing issues by following these simple tips:

Avoid Grease at All Costs

The villain in the story of your plumbing system is FOG, which stands for fat, oil, and grease. You might be lulled into a false sense of security when it comes to pouring FOG down a drain because it goes down as a liquid. The problem with these liquids is that they congeal into sludge-like solids once they’ve actually had time to sit in your drain. FOG is so bad because it creates the perfect storm for a clog. Many other things that travel down your drain will catch themselves in this FOG. You can avoid an untimely drain clog by making sure that your FOG ends up in the trash rather than down your drain.

Always Hire a Plumber

Yep, we said it—always. People don’t always trust us when we advise them to contact a plumber for any and every plumbing need they might have because, well, we’re plumbers. We’re not just trying to boost our bottom line though. Plumbing problems should always be handled by a professional no matter if the problem seems big or small. Next time you’re at the grocery store, make sure you pass up on that drop-in toilet bowl cleaner and those chemical drain cleaners. These corrosive chemicals in both of these items can really damage your plumbing and cause even more plumbing issues.

Schedule Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance isn’t just for your air conditioner and heater, it’s for your plumbing system too! If you don’t schedule preventative maintenance for your home’s plumbing system often, you’re putting yourself at risk for a huge plumbing issue. The problem with your plumbing is that it’s out of sight, out of mind, and hard to understand without the help of a trained professional. Our plumbers can come out to your home and take a close look at your plumbing system. Maintenance gives our technicians the opportunity to locate and resolve budding issues before they become big problems. Preventative maintenance is one of those services that can save you time, a headache, and lots of money. You might think that scheduling this service is unnecessary, but it can be your saving grace.

Contact Pipeworks Inc. today. We’ll help you avoid plumbing emergencies in the future.

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