“Help! My Toilet is Running!” How to Prevent Just About Any Plumbing Problem

Plumbing ProblemsThere’s nothing scarier than staring at a bowl of toilet water threatening to rise up…up…up and out of the bowl. Because once the water cascades onto your bathroom floor, you’re going to be knee-deep in trouble – well, at least ankle deep. From threatening drain clogs to cold showers, some plumbing problems are more frightening than others.

Worry not, we’re here to help you avoid any plumbing problem, keep your sanity and save on unexpected expenses. Follow these 7 tips to prevent plumbing nightmares from happening in the first place.

But if an emergency strikes, Brown’s Heating, Cooling and Plumbing is just a phone call away and available for 24-hour emergency service; including weekends and holidays.

Top 7 Tips to Prevent Plumbing Problems

1. When in Doubt, Don’t Put it Down the Drain.

Never. We repeat, never pour grease, oils, chemicals, fibrous foods, or medications down the drain. Build-ups from these things can block pipes and lead to sewer overflow.

2. When in Doubt, Don’t Flush it Down.

Don’t believe the hype: flushable wipes are not flushable. We know what you are thinking, why would they sell them if they clog toilets? We really have no clue. But what we do know is that wipes, Kleenex, hair, goldfish and cotton balls don’t belong in the toilet.

3. Avoid Drop-In Toilet Cleaners.

Drop-in toilet bowl cleaners contain chemicals that can corrode pipes over time and cause cracks. A cracked sewer line can be a costly and messy plumbing problem. Good ol’ elbow grease and a scrub brush work best.

4. Find Your Main Water Shut-Off.

If a pipe or plumbing fixture starts to leak, it’s best to know where to turn off the water supply to prevent future damage to your house. First, shut off the water and then call in the professional plumbers from Brown’s. We will examine the cause of the leak, repair it, and get your home or business back to full working order asap.

5. Schedule Regular Sewer Line Inspection.

Too many people forget about the health of your sewer line. Over time, tree roots grow, the ground shifts, and debris can cause problems that lead to leaks and messy back-ups in your home. A quick camera inspection of your sewer line can identify areas of concern and help you avoid costly excavation repairs in the future.

6. Review Your Water Bill.

If you notice any unexpected increases in your water bill costs, it could indicate that you have an undetected leak. Give us a call to find and repair the leak so you can get your bills back to normal.

7. Don’t Panic.

In the event that you’re faced with dripping faucets, low water pressure, leaky pipes or an unexpected cold shower, don’t panic. Our expert plumbing technicians can handle any plumbing problem, big or small. Just go with the flow…

Go with the Flow

Remember these tips to avoid ending up with your own plumbing disaster at home or at your business. But if a disaster strikes, call on the professional plumbers at Brown’s Heating, Cooling and Plumbing at 732-741-0694 or contact us online for all your plumbing repair needs.