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Prevent Plumbing Disasters

Plumbing disasters can wreak havoc on your home. It can be so expensive to fix water damage that may occur after.  From leaking pipes to your water heater, there are a couple things that should be added on your maintenance list. By keeping up on these few items, you may be able to prevent plumbing disasters in your home. 


leaks waste water which can cause a plumbing disaster

While you may think a leak is just dropping a few drops every minute, it is actually wasting more water than you may think. Some of these leaks can waste up to 90 gallons of water in one day. Which is going to cause mold growth, and maybe even needing serious repairs to your home. Mold can cause a lot of different health issues so it is important to take care of it fast.

Clogs & Sewers

a clogged pipe can cause a problem with your plumbing

It is important to maintain clear drainage and sewer lines. The only thing that should go down your toilet is human waste, and toilet paper. It is also important to take care of your clog as soon as it arises. 

Sewer and septic tanks can cause some messy and expensive plumbing problems. Make sure your sewer lines are clear, and pump your septic tank every 3-5 years to prevent disasters. 

Drain Cleaners

drain cleaners can cause a lot of plumbing problems

While it may seem that drain cleaners are a quick, easy & cheap way to fix clogging pipes, eventually it can cause your pipes to break down. This can cause fractures in the pipe, breaks or even holes. This will then cause leaks, which may lead the plumbing disaster we talked about earlier.

Freezing Pipes

frozen pipes can cause a plumbing disaster

If you live somewhere where it snows, or regularly is below freezing, a frozen pipe is possible. Frozen pipes can cause a huge disaster. If you are going out of town, it is cheaper to keep the heat on then to pay for expensive water damage repairs and remediation. 

You can also wrap your pipes, this insulates the pipe and helps protect them from freezing. 

Sump Pump 

sump pump plumbing problem

Basement flooding can happen all the time, and a sump pump can make the water clear out. When the switch is activated it can clear out just a little bit of water to a ton of it. This is a great first line of defense to have against disastrous plumbing. It can save you thousands in clean up and fixing any damage that may have happened from a flooding disaster.

Water Heater

water heater

Your water heater needs regular maintenance and inspection. Make sure to look over your water heater every six months or so to make sure there are no leaks. You should also regularly flush your water heater to get rid of any sediment at the bottom of it. This can also extend the life of our water heater.

Final Thoughts 

It’s crucial to address any of these issues promptly. Delaying the resolution of the issue could result in higher costs for repairing any potential damage. A professional plumbing company can handle these problems effectively.

Call 1-Tom-Plumber

Don’t hesitate to contact us here or call us at 1-Tom-Plumber (1-866-758-6237) if you need any help with any plumbing issue. 1-Tom-Plumber’s certified team of plumbers and drain technicians respond immediately to any emergency plumbing, drain cleaning, or water damage problem.We also handle the excavation of underground water lines and sewer main lines. Our immediate-response team is available every day and night of the year, even on holidays.

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