If you rented a home or apartment before, you probably didn’t think much about your plumbing. After all, if something went wrong, all you had to do was put in a call to your landlord, apartment manager or property manager and they’d quickly dispatch a plumber. If you were lucky, these services came at no cost to you.
Once you become a homeowner, your outlook shifts dramatically. Suddenly, you’re solely responsible for all home maintenance and repairs. Now, you care very much about what’s flushed down the toilet, what’s put down the kitchen sink, and what gets washed down the shower drain.
In other words, energy-efficiency becomes one of your top priorities and reasonably so. You know the value of maintaining your plumbing, your HVAC system, and ensuring you have energy-efficient windows and doors. Essentially, it comes down to preventative maintenance! With the above in mind, let’s take a look at three main ways you can save money on a plumber.
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- One of the main reasons we’re called out to homes is to take care of grease clogs. To prevent a grease clog, never pour grease down the kitchen drain. We’re talking about bacon grease, hamburger grease, and even leftover vegetable oil. Instead, pour cooking grease in a glass jar and throw it away. Use a paper towel to wipe out any leftover grease in the pan.
- Most bathroom clogs stem from hair. To prevent hair clogs, head to your nearest home improvement or hardware store and invest in screens to catch the hair. It’s a lot better to gather the hair periodically than it is to have a clogged pipe.
- Don’t flush anything down the toilet unless it’s toilet paper. Avoid flushing tissues, paper towels, feminine products, diapers, hair, trash, dirty mop water etc. down the toilet. If an object clogs the toilet, it can turn into one unpleasant mess!
If you need a professional plumber, contact Green Home Solutions. We gladly service homes and businesses throughout Cleveland and Cayuga County. Call today for a FREE estimate.