Want the inside scoop on what Arroyo Grande local plumbers wish folks at home would STOP doing? You’re in luck! Here’s a list that will help you help your plumbing and prevent emergencies in the long run.
Using chemicals to unclog drains
This may surprise some, but using chemicals to open or clear drains is not a bright idea. Chemical cleaners rarely resolve the issue AND can be harmful for homeowners to handle due to their high toxicity levels. Fumes are unsafe to inhale, and may cause irritation and a stinging sensation around the eyes and nose. Even once the chemicals have gone down the drain, the fumes stick long afterward. Plus, many hazardous chemicals will damage drainpipes. Instead, focus on prevention by doing your best to keep well-known clog-makers like hair or grease out of drains to begin with. When you do have a clogged drain dilemma on your hands, be sure to contact Griffin Plumbing straight away!
Treating the toilet like garbage
Hygiene products must never be flushed down the toilet – even when they claim to be “flushable” in ads or on their packaging. Women’s products, baby wipes, makeup remover pads and yes, even cat litter can clog pipes because they don’t disintegrate very quickly. Long story short, treating the toilet like the trash is unwise.
Attempting to fix a plumbing problem alone
Please don’t try to diagnose and fix a plumbing problem yourself. Plumbers are trained professionals who can identify the source of the plumbing issue and fix it before it becomes a costly emergency. If the issue is already an urgent emergency, trying to fix it yourself may actually make it worse. Good thing Griffin’s Arroyo Grande emergency plumbers are available day or night, 24-7.
Not knowing where the main water valve is
Do you know where your main water valve is located in your home or how to turn it off? Knowing can save you big time in the case of an emergency. If you’re unsure, Griffin’s Arroyo Grande local plumbers are happy to help identify it during a preventative maintenance appointment.
Ignoring what needs to be fixed
If you own your home, ignoring a plumbing problem would be a mistake. Even those that might appear minor like a leaky faucet could indicate a much larger (more expensive) plumbing problem. Prevent an expensive plumbing issue by contacting Griffin Plumbing at the first sign something is wrong.
Your friendly Arroyo Grande local plumbers at Griffin thank you for keeping these plumbing don’ts in mind. Know that our friendly professional plumbers are happy to help you solve even the toughest plumbing problems day or night at (805) 934-1949.