Simple Plumbing Tricks that will Save You Money

May 30, 2018

Here are a few simple tricks you can be doing to your plumbing now to save you huge dollars later.

There are few problems in your home as inconvenient (and sometimes as filthy) as plumbing problems. Dealing with issues in your sinks, toilets, and tubs is indeed something no one wants to face. At the very least, these plumbing problems are a nuisance and are a nasty problem to resolve. But more often than not, these plumbing problems are not only bothersome and messy, but they can also lead to a great personal expense.

Like other potential household fixes and expenses, it’s best to fix minor problems as they happen, rather than wait until the issues lurking under the surface become more significant and troublesome, that being said, it may be difficult for the amateur eye to determine just what you should be doing to your home’s plumbing, and when you should be taking preventative measures.

Here are a few simple tricks you can be doing to your plumbing now to save you huge dollars later.

Understand what should (and should not) go down a toilet

It may seem like common sense, but toilet paper should be the only material that is flushed down a toilet. You’d be surprised at the things that we’ve seen in people’s plumbing systems; but sometimes, they aren’t to blame. Items that can be marked as flushable, such as sanitary supplies, wipes, and cat litter, can still result in drastic clogs and repair bills.

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Keep in mind that even seemingly insignificant objects like hair and bleach can lead to problems down the line. To avoid a build-up of hair in your tub, cover your drains with mesh screens and clean them frequently.

Know where your Shut-Off Valve Is

Many of the calls plumbers like us at JTM Plumbing receive is from frantic customers whose homes or yards are being flooded by a burst pipe. Knowing where your main water shut-off valve is and learning how to operate it now will save you significant dollars and stress in the future.

It’s important for you, the homeowner, to be aware of potential plumbing issues and what you can do to resolve them before the worst damage occurs. Making small fixes now will only save you a significant amount of time and yes, dollars, in the future.

When expert hands are needed, trust your knowledgeable team at JTM Plumbing. We’d be happy to help you get your plumbing operating back to its highest quality should a problem arise that you cannot repair. Call us today at 402-203-6193 with your plumbing questions.

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