Wising Up on Your Plumbing Budget


The plumbing that runs through your house is made up of pipes, fittings, and other parts. Its purpose is to supply your water needs throughout your house and even to the outside of your house through the spigots outside. Some of the pipes are connected to your hot water heater and these carry your hot water to your faucets. Also, the sewer system contains pipes to carry the waste water away from the house. Before modern plumbing was available, people had to carry water into their house with buckets and heat it on the stove to have it hot for baths. We have it much easier today because of the pipes in our homes. When they break, we want to have them repaired quickly and this may mean you need to call a plumber.

There are certain tips and tricks to learn to save money on plumbing problems. One tip is not to pour grease down your sink in the kitchen. Do not flush the wrong things down the toilet is another one. Certain things could clog up the toilet plumbing. Even some brands of toilet paper do this more than other brands. Leave the faucets dripping in freezing weather to prevent the pipes from freezing and breaking. These are all great DIY solutions to prevent plumbing problems. Another solution you can do on your own is to replace the wax insert on your toilet where it meets the drainage pipe in the event it is worn enough for the toilet to leak on the floor.

Although you may try to prevent having problems with your pipes and other plumbing parts things do happen from time to time. These things can be larger issues than you can handle on your own. This is when you need to turn to a professional plumber Huntington Beach. One of the benefits of hiring a professional plumbing company is that they can do the repair job according to whatever building codes your local authorities. In addition, a professional plumber will know the correct way to fix the problem and will even be able to provide you on advice on how to prevent it from happening again in the future. The company will also guarantee its workmanship in case something malfunctions after the repair is performed.

Plumbing companies do much more than just repairing broken pipes and hot water heaters. They also specialize in installing pipes into new homes as they being built, running new lines of pipes for various uses in the house, and installing garbage disposals. They also repair lines the run from the house to the main water line. The professionals from these companies know how to drain, repair and install septic tank systems in case you are not on the local sewer line. There are many other things they do within the realm of plumbing. Call a plumber today to see how he can help you with your plumbing needs. Do try to take on too large of a plumbing job without the help of a professional because you could cause the problem to become more severe in nature.

Scott Harrison is the owner of Scott Harrison Plumbing and Heating, Inc. with decades of experience in property management plumbing services that have culminated to the valuable body of knowledge Scott Harrison brings to his work and consultations.

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3 comments for “Wising Up on Your Plumbing Budget

  1. Lynn C
    April 18, 2014 at 4:27 am

    I like how this article starts with the simplest of explanations for those of us who know very little about plumbing. Too often information about home repair begins with the assumption that the reader knows something about the topic. Um, not so much, at least not here. Thanks for the info, and may all your drains keep draining. 🙂

  2. Sandra VanHoey
    April 26, 2014 at 6:59 am

    You have some great tips here and I learned early on, living in Michigan to keep those faucets dripping a bit in the winter. Had the frozen pipes once, learned quickly after that one

  3. melisa
    April 28, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Good pointers, the paper we use breaks down much easier than the thicker “pillowy” types. We went this route after having to call the plumber a few times to get it snaked, eventually needing to replace part of the main clay sewage pipe leading out of the house to the street because of tree roots, the paper would get stuck on the roots and back up.

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