Springer Plumbing gives you the scoop on the main culprit for clogged pipes, tips on do-it-yourself fixes, and more!
2. Monday is our busiest day. That’s the day wives call us to correct the “work” their husbands did over the weekend.
3. Know where the main shut off source to your home is. We can’t tell you how many calls we get from people screaming and crying that their house is flooding and they don’t know what to do.
4. Don't use in-tank toilet cleaners. They eat away at the parts and void the toilet's warranty.
6. Don’t hang clothes on those exposed pipes in your basement. We've seen them break and flood a basement.
7. There’s often an Allen wrench that comes with the garbage disposal. We keep it under the sink. When the thing jams, follow the directions in the manual and we won’t need to come out.
9. Don’t get wrapped up in how much we're charging for the materials. Sure, our material cost is different than the guy who runs his business out of his garage, but it’s not the copper you’re paying for, it’s the experience. At the end of the day, our material cost is between 25-30 percent of the cost of the job.
11. A burst washing machine hose is a top homeowner-insurance claim. Replace those flimsy rubber hoses with stainless steel ones.
12. Don't use liquid drain cleaners. They eat away at the pipes and at your plumbers skin. Try a plunger or, better yet, a $30 auger.
13. Get your water heater flushed annually. This will extend the life of it.