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Don’t Be Frightened by Plumbing Problems This Halloween

Prevent Common Plumbing Problems

Potential plumbing problems can be an issue at any time of year. But, fall is the time when people are especially vulnerable. Not only is everyone on edge from Halloween spooks, but most homes are also seeing more traffic than usual since it’s the start of holiday parties and get-togethers.

As people spend more time indoors, beware of common plumbing problems. Taking preemptive action can be the difference between a fun party and a nasty party foul on the part of the plumbing. Take these recommendations into consideration before hosting guests this fall.

Don’t Forget About Drain Cleaning 

Halloween soundtracks have spooky howls and screams, but a real dreadful sound is a gurgling noise that accompanies a drain starting to slow down. When drains are flowing freely as they should, they don’t make any noise. Once gurgling starts, it’s a sign that there is a clog forming that will eventually shut off water flow down the drain.

Drain cleaning is a great way to keep drains flowing freely. If homeowners are dealing with a serious clog, professionals are ready to provide drain cleaning services to unclog it. Drain cleaning can also prevent clogs from forming and wreaking havoc on the plumbing. Never use chemical liquid drain cleaners since they can seriously damage piping. Instead, avoid the consequences of clogs like backed-up tubs and slow-draining sinks by scheduling drain cleaning before any fall party or scary movie night.

Prevent Clogged Toilets 

A clogged toilet can be a scary situation. Most people can relate to the quick-rising fear when they’re at a party or friend’s house, and they flush the toilet only to sit and watch a frighteningly slow, weak flush. Don’t be that party host. Make sure the guests have free-flowing toilets so they don’t have to experience this scare.

To prevent toilet clogs, homeowners can:

  • Provide a waste basket for non-flushable items, so they don’t end up getting flushed down the toilet
  • Keep the lid down to keep out foreign debris falling in
  • Flush more than once in between using a larger amount of toilet paper to prevent toilet paper clogs; especially important for low-flow toilets
  • Schedule routine sewer line cleaning since many toilet clogs are the result of a blocked sewer line
  • Call a plumber for repairs if toilets continuously run or suffer from weak flushes

Remember Water Heater Maintenance 

Losing the functionality of a water heater in the fall can be true horror. What is worse than being stuck with no hot water for a shower and no ability to clean dishes after a Halloween party? The water heater is one of the most important appliances in the home and should be cared for accordingly with annual water heater maintenance to avoid these consequences. The benefits of professional water heater maintenance are:

  • Better reliability
  • Lower energy bills
  • Fewer repair bills
  • Better efficiency
  • Lower carbon footprint
  • Expanded longevity of the unit

About Everest Plumbing

Everest Plumbing is a family-owned and operated company serving Greenville, SC, and the surrounding areas. They offer straightforward pricing, no-interest financing, and a membership club with many perks. Call them today for plumbing services in Greenville, SC.

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