Plumbing Red Flags that you need to look for

In today’s world, it’s easy to get distracted and forget the things that make our life function throughout the day. Your home’s plumbing for example, is out of sight and out of mind, even though you use it multiple times per day. In this blog, we’ll go over some plumbing issues to look out for. If you should, give us a call instead of fixing it yourself.

Always Check your Pipes

You always want to make sure to check your pipes for any signs of wear and tear as well as leakage. One sign that you have a leaky pipe is a higher than average water bill. A faucet that drips just once per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water a year. What to look out for in this scenario is any amount of mold or dampness on the pipe. 

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Pipe Cleaners

When shopping for simple pipe cleaners, there is much more to look for than just any old product. Do not purchase and use corrosive pipe cleaners, as they will end up doing more harm than good in the long run. While they do end up removing the clog, they also end up eroding the pipe making its lifespan shorter. Always look for enzyme-based pipe cleaners. These will fix the clog and will not cause any long-term damage to your pipe. 

Rubber gloved hand holding bottle of disenfectant

Consistent Maintenance Checkups

If you find yourself calling the plumber once a problem has occurred, you are calling too late. Regularly scheduled maintenance checkups are crucial to avoiding expensive fixes later on that could easily have been avoidable with a small inexpensive checkup from a professional.

When working with your plumbing system the last thing you want to deal with is an expensive repair. We understand how frustrating it can be so we make sure to provide the most affordable prices for professionally done services. If you do need your plumbing issues fixed or just want to schedule a maintenance appointment, give Norfolk Plumbing a call at (757) 466-0644. We provide free estimates as well as 24/7 emergency service.

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