3 must-know plumbing tips for the New Year

by / Friday, 13 January 2017 / Published in Melbourne Plumber, Plumber in Brevard County Florida, Plumbing Tips

3 must-know plumbing tips for the New Year

Happy New Year! It’s that time of year to make New Year’s Resolutions.  We have 3 must-know plumbing tips to add to your list for the year.  Learning these simple plumbing basics will ensure you are taking care of your home’s system.

1) How to shut off your water

We’re talking about all of it – the toilet, the sink and ESPECIALLY the main water valve. The toilet and sink are the easy ones to find. Look under them and you’ll see water lines. Remember…righty tighty, lefty loosey. Be sure to also know where your main water line is and be sure to shut it off as well. If you need help locating yours, give us a call.

2) Monitor what goes down your pipes

Just trust us on this and avoid putting any of these items down your drain.

  1. Coffee grounds
  2. Eggshells
  3. Hair
  4. Grease
  5. Fats
  6. Oils
  7. Produce stickers
  8. Flushable cat litter
  9. Condoms
  10. Paper towels
  11. Cotton balls
  12. Flushable wipes or wet wipes of any kind
  13. Paint
  14. Conventional cleaning products
  15. Car fluids
  16. Medications

3) Know when to call a professional

You might be surprised to hear how often we get calls in need of an emergency plumber because of those great DIY videos that make plumbing projects seem so effortless. Trying to install a toilet, sink or water heater on your own might seem like an easy task and more cost effective; however, we have received numerous calls to not only install the equipment but fix their mistakes as well. You might be surprised to find how affordable a professional installation can be, so give us a call first before starting your home improvement project. We offer Free Estimates!

About Doug Herrell Plumbing

Doug Herrell Plumbing has been Brevard County’s source for plumbing services since 1980. We are a family owned and operated business and take tremendous pride in providing honest and reliable plumbing services at an affordable price.

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