With stay-at-home orders keeping more people in their houses, residential plumbing systems are getting more use than normal. In fact, you may start to notice problems with your home’s plumbing system now that you have never seen before. Here are some things you may notice and problems that may crop up during this time of more people using the household plumbing system.
Toilet and Drain Clogs
Because you are using your plumbing now 24/7 instead of giving the system a break during working hours, your toilets could experience problems with excessive use.
While toilets have a design that should allow for multiple users, with more use, the chances of a clog happening increase, simply due to probability.
Another issue comes from the lack of toilet paper in stock in stores. Some may think that replacing regular dry tissue with paper towels, facial tissues, or wet wipes will suffice. However, these substitutions are not designed for use in the toilet. You can experience a clog in your toilet or home drain system by flushing anything that is not toilet paper or waste.
While most clogs clear out well from vigorous plunging, more serious issues will need help from our plumbers.
Dripping Faucets and Other Minor Irritations
It’s easier to ignore minor problems such as dripping faucets when you spend a third of your day away from the home. But now, with people working from home, they encounter minor issues multiple times a day. Instead of walking by a dripping faucet once, now, people are seeing and hearing it several times throughout the day.
If you have a dripping faucet, water that doesn’t heat up enough, or a running toilet, call us at Best Service Plumber at 951-520-8557. We can respond to emergencies at any time of the day or schedule an appointment to evaluate and repair less-severe issues. Keep our number handy for the next time that you have a plumbing problem in your home. You can also message us through our online contact form.
Maintaining and repairing a plumbing system can be expensive, especially if you have high-end fixtures or live in an older home. However, you can save money on some plumbing repairs and services in several ways. The best ways to save money on plumbing services include getting the job done well the first time, preventing the need for repairs, and using discounts to lower your repair costs.
Getting the Job Done Well the First Time
To avoid excessive plumbing costs, you should only pay to have the repairs done once. If you call a plumbing company without licensed professionals, you have no guarantee of the job getting done correctly. Eventually, you may need to contact a second plumbing company to fix the mistakes made by the first.
At Best Service Plumber, though, we feel strongly about our ability to get the job done right the first time we attend to it. In fact, if you do not have full satisfaction in our work, we will send out our plumbers to set things right.
Preventing the Need for Repairs
While getting repairs done correctly is important, you want to minimize the number of repairs your home needs. For instance, you may need to have an inspection of your plumbing if you live in a home with aging pipes. Hidden leaks can cause internal damage to your slab or inside the walls.
If you have hard water, as most in southern California do, you may consider water treatment to reduce the buildup of scale that can reduce the efficiency and longevity of your water heater.
Using Discounts to Lower Repair Costs
Should the need for repairs happen, you should also find and use coupons or other discounts to reduce your costs. Not every plumbing company offers discounts, but we do at Best Service Plumber.
Check Off All These Boxes With Best Service Plumber
No matter your home’s age, eventually, you run into problems with your pipes. Make sure that you save money on plumbing services with one call to us at Best Service Plumber. Reach us at 951-520-8557 at any time of the night or day.
Believe it or not, how we take a shower can have an effect on our home’s plumbing system. While this may seem odd at first, consider some of these things we do that may wreak havoc on the plumbing in our California homes.
How Your Shower May Be Ruining Your Plumbing
- Hair in the Drain – Hair clogs are one of the most frequent reasons for drain clogs in Southern California California homes. Accumulation of hair over time can cause damage to your plumbing system. Signs of a hair clog include slow running drains which eventually will entirely block the drain. A drain cover is a great way to help avoid this issue.
- Damp Floors in the Bathroom – Our bathroom floors get wet every single day. Always make it a habit to check for standing water near the shower or bathtub. Take note of whether the water is from you versus a leak in the plumbing of your California home. A bath/shower mat works well to absorb excess moisture so that it does not cause damage to the floors.
- Hard Water Can Wreak Havoc on Plumbing – Hard water can be so abrasive that it can actually block the nozzles of your shower head. When you start to notice a dry, white, substance on the nozzles, this is the residue from the hard water. Cleaning with vinegar can help to remove the residue from the nozzles and allow water in your California home to flow well. A water treatment system from Plumbing Concepts in Southern California will help soften water and resolve these issues.
Plumbing Concepts is here to help you with the best plumbing services in Southern California, CA. Our experienced team can help with any plumbing issue and guarantee your satisfaction.