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.
- Coffee grounds
- Produce stickers
- Flushable cat litter
- Paper towels
- Cotton balls
- Flushable wipes or wet wipes of any kind
- Conventional cleaning products
- Car fluids
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.
Serving Melbourne, Palm Bay, Viera, Suntree, Titusville, Merritt Island, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Cape Canaveral, Satellite Beach, Rockledge, West Melbourne, Cocoa, and Cocoa Beach.