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How to Avoid Plumbing Disasters

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Most people don’t think about plumbing until they have a huge problem on their hands. But at that point, the costs are huge! When plumbing fails, you may need to do extensive mold remediation along with replacing pipes, wood, and flooring.

To avoid plumbing disasters and the associated costs, consider these maintenance tips:

  1. Know your pipes: Know where they are located and what type they are. It is especially important to know where the main shutoff valve is. If something breaks and the house starts flooding, closing this valve will stop the water supply to the house.
  2. Be careful what you flush down the toilet and pour down the drain: Flushing anything other than toilet paper and human waste can cause clogs and damage to your plumbing system. Don’t flush “flushable” wipes! Don’t let grease, oil, or food scraps go down the drain because they can also cause serious clogs.
  3. Don’t use harsh chemicals: Avoid using harsh chemicals to clear clogs because they can damage your pipes. It is best to not let clogs develop in the first place.
  4. Don’t ignore leaks: If you notice a leak, don’t ignore it. Even small leaks can lead to major damage if left unaddressed.

If you need to sell a house with plumbing issues, contact us to see what we can do for you!

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