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Tips to Avoid a Scary Plumbing Emergency During the Spooky Season

Don’t Be Haunted By the Plumbing!

There is no reason anyone should have to deal with spooky plumbing emergencies this Halloween. As long as homeowners stay up-to-date on their plumbing maintenance this fall and practice good habits, they should have no issues with plumbing emergencies. 

Homeowners should know the things that commonly cause clogs and breakdowns, increasing the risk of plumbing emergencies. When homeowners consciously try to protect their plumbing system, it’s beneficial in the long run. So, here are three common things that cause plumbing emergencies and how homeowners can avoid them. Continue reading to learn more!  

Clear Drains of Debris

Drain cleaning services are crucial to the integrity of the plumbing system. Without regular drain cleaning, homeowners may experience things like: 

  • Frequent clogs
  • Damaged pipes
  • Higher water bills

Contrarily, routinely drain cleaning leads to many benefits, including: 

  • Fewer clogs
  • Less money spent on repairs 
  • Lower water bills
  • A longer-lasting plumbing system
  • Longer-lasting plumbing fixtures
  • Fewer plumbing emergencies

Annual drain cleaning by a qualified plumber can end up saving homeowners money in the long run, so it’s always beneficial to do it! Homeowners should avoid store-bought liquid drain cleaners at all costs. Yes, they are convenient, but the chemicals can end up causing irreversible damage to the piping system.   

Always Prevent Clogged Toilets

toiletAnother great way to avoid plumbing emergencies is to prevent clogged toilets as much as possible. This gets tricky when there are multiple bathrooms in the home and a whole family of people, as opposed to someone living alone. Everyone should practice only flushing toilet paper down a toilet. 

Regardless, homeowners should pay attention to a list of things. This list includes all things that should never make their way down the toilet drain. If the homeowner can avoid these things, they will see significantly fewer clogs than the households that don’t pay attention to this list. 

Things that should never get flushed down a toilet include: 

  • Diapers 
  • Baby wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Condoms
  • Cotton balls, q-tips, or cotton pads
  • Paper towels
  • Medication
  • Dental floss 
  • Large amounts of toilet paper

Keep Up With Water Heater Maintenance

maintenanceWater heater maintenance is crucial to the integrity of the home’s plumbing system, whether it seems apparent or not. Without regular maintenance, the water heater can cause all kinds of mayhem to the plumbing system. But when the water heater is regularly maintained, there are fewer breakdowns, lower energy bills, and the water heater lasts longer, saving the homeowner money in the long run. 

Investing in maintenance will never be a waste of money, whether it’s the water heater or another part of the plumbing system. Homeowners should invest in regular maintenance on their entire plumbing system, including the water heater if they want to avoid scary plumbing emergencies as much as possible! 

RupCoe Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Can Help! 

RupCoe Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is a family-owned and operated business serving South Plainfield, NJ residents, and the surrounding areas. They offer upfront pricing, fast turnarounds, and multiple membership options. Call them today for drain cleaning or water heater maintenance in South Plainfield, NJ.