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3 Crazy Things About Plumbing You Never Knew

We’re here this month to give you a few interesting facts about plumbing that you have probably never heard of before.

  1. Plungers & Chemicals Aren’t Necessarily Your Friend

When dealing with a clogging issue, you’re probably most likely to reach for the plunger.  However, it may not help you as much as you thought it might. Although plunging might loosen things up a bit, in the long run it’s simply pushing everything further down.  Another common use for clogs is store bought chemicals. These actually have a higher chance of corroding your pipes than actually solving the issue at hand. With that said- your best choice is to hire a plumber. Not only will they be able to solve the actual issue, but they won’t damage the pipes either. They will also be able to check to see if there is a larger issue at hand.

  1. Water Leaks Waste More Than You Think

There are simple things you probably do everyday to save a few bucks around the house. Things such as turning off the lights in rooms you aren’t occupying, keeping the faucet off while you brush your teeth, or even taking shorter showers. However, not many people realize how wasteful water leaks can be. If you have a leaky faucet that drips twice per minute, you’ll waste over a gallon of water in a week. Which means not only a lot of money spent on water that wasn’t even used- but it’s not great for the environment either. If you think you might have a leak- be sure to give us a call!

  1. Plumbing is Going Green

The world has taken a lot more action into “Going Green” than ever before- this includes plumbing! However there are eco-friendly options, although they used to seem out of reach they are becoming more and more common. Nowadays there are fixtures such as low-flow toilets and more-efficient shower heads that reduce water usage but still function great. If you’re interested in upgrading any of your units today just give us a call, we would be happy to help.

But while you can learn a bit more about plumbing on your own, you’ll want to be sure that you get the expert help you need to care for your plumbing. That’s why we’re here to help - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

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