10 Dirty Little Secrets of Plumbing

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Secrets, secrets are no fun unless you’re telling everyone. Well, alright — that’s what we’ll do. We’ve got a few dirty little secrets of plumbing that we bet you’ll love to here.

Dirty Little Secrets of Plumbing

  1. Monday is a plumber’s busiest day. This is because it’s usually the day spouses call us to fix the “work” their significant others did over the weekend.
  2. You should have steel hoses for your washing machine. A bursting machine is a top insurance claim for homeowners since typically-used rubber hoses can wear down and break after a while.
  3. You need to know where your main water shutoff is. If you have a burst pipe or an overflowing toilet, you’ll want and need to know how to shut off your water main so your home doesn’t completely flood.
  4. Watch out for loose hair. If you have anyone in your home that leaves behind enough hair in your shower to form a small animal, get yourself a hair trap to avoid clogging your drains.
  5. Stop flushing “flushable” wipes. It doesn’t matter what the package says. Wipes don’t break down so they just end up clogging your pipes.
  6. Please don’t treat us like babysitters. We’re at your home to fix your plumbing problems, not watch your children while you run errands. We’ll happily joke around with your kids while we’re there, but we can’t act your nanny.
  7. Don’t use your pipes as coat racks. Hanging things from your exposed pipes can cause them to bend and burst.
  8. Turn off your outdoor faucets in winter. This prevents the pipes from problems and bursting.
  9. Don’t ignore dripping faucets. You can waste up to 200 gallons of water daily by allowing a faucet to drip.
  10. A company with a good reputation may charge more upfront. However, you’ll avoid extra charges and future problems, since they’ll likely fix everything right the first time.

Not every business will let you in on these dirty little secrets of plumbing, but we will because we care about our customers. At Ace Solves It All, we put your interest firsts and will always be there to handle any plumbing problems you have. For more information or to schedule a service (407) 499-8006.

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