3 Plumbing Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted on: Nov 05, 2019

When it comes to plumbing, most people are understandably uninformed. Pipes and most other plumbing components are out of sight, so they tend to be out of mind until something goes wrong. Plumbing problems are bound to arise in due time. Do the smart thing by putting our local plumbers’ phone number (918-252-5667) in your phone so that you can contact us at a moment’s notice should you need plumbing assistance. Here’s a quick look at three helpful plumbing tips from our local & trusted plumber that will keep your plumbing system in tip-top shape. 

1. Never Use Drain Cleaners From the Store to Clear a Clog

The typical homeowner and business owner doesn’t think twice before dumping one or several bottles of drain cleaners down the drain when there is a clog. Drain cleaners available at the store rarely work as advertised. More importantly, store-bought drain cleaners are a legitimate threat to the integrity of your home plumbing system. Such commercial drain cleaning products are loaded with harsh chemicals that wear away at the pipes in your home, business, or other building.

So don’t make a beeline to the closest store after you discover a clog in your drain. Instead, rely on our local plumbers for assistance. We will identify the cause of the clog, eliminate the clog, and return your plumbing system to normal without relying on harmful chemical-laden drain cleaners.

2. Memorize the Location of the Water Shutoff Valve

If a plumbing emergency arises, the first thing you should do before calling our local plumbers is to turn off the flow of water. However, if you don’t know where your home’s primary water shutoff valve is located, the situation will become that much more dramatic, costly, and frustrating. Spend the little bit of time necessary to pinpoint the location of your home’s main water shutoff valve today, commit the valve’s location to memory, and you’ll know exactly where to go should a plumbing emergency arise.

This way, if a pipe breaks, a toilet overflows, or if there is another plumbing problem, you can shut off the water and prevent additional damage to your home or business. In most homes, the primary water shutoff valve is located in the basement or along an exterior wall in a utility part of the house. Turn the valve clockwise to turn off the flow of water to the entirety of your home, business, or other building.

3. Your Plumbing System Needs Maintenance Every Six Months

There is a common misconception that plumbing systems will function without flaws over time. The little-known truth is every plumbing system should be inspected and maintained at least once every six months. The little bit of money you spend for a comprehensive inspection performed by our local plumbers will pale in comparison to the cost of a major repair or component replacement.

We will identify looming problems, repair them without delay, and help you avoid significant damage that zaps your budget. Our 6-month plumbing inspections will pinpoint minor issues as they are forming so they can be repaired promptly, ultimately helping you avoid a costly repair that drains your savings and proves quite frustrating.

Contact Airco Service Today

Our local & trusted plumber is here to handle your plumbing challenges. Contact out to us at 918-252-5667 to learn more about our plumbing services and schedule an appointment.