For those who have just purchased their first home or are preparing to do so, there are a number of important factors to consider. One of these is plumbing, and we at All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating & Cooling are here to help.
In many cases, those who own their first home are a bit inexperienced when it comes to a few important plumbing areas. Let’s go over some basics, including when and when not to consider our expert plumbing services.
As a new homeowner, it’s fantastic that you want to be proactive and handle as many maintenance areas as possible on your own. This will both save you money and help you learn more about your home in the long run.
With plumbing, however, there are a few areas where this isn’t a great idea. You can manage a simple toilet clog or a basic cleaning of showerheads, but there are many other plumbing fixes that professionals need to be on hand for. If you aren’t 100 percent certain you know how to complete a given project – preferably having done so successfully in the past – never attempt it. This could cause additional damage and heavy costs, plus can put you and your family in danger.
Drains are meant only for a few basics: Water, soap, waste, and approved drain cleaners. That’s it. Flushing toiletries or other solid items is the quickest way to get a clog, and this can happen in the kitchen drain as well if you pour hot grease or fat down it too often. Perform regular maintenance on your drains, using approved products only – speak to our experts if you need tips on the right products.
New homeowners naturally want to try out the features of their new home, and this is totally fine. However, don’t overdo things when it comes to plumbing. Don’t run several major appliances at one time, as this can stress the hot water heater and potentially lead to major costs in the future.
For more on mistakes to avoid as a first-time homeowner, or to learn about any of our plumbing services, speak to the pros at All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating & Cooling today.
All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating, and Cooling provides affordable plumbing, HVAC and fireplace services in Salt Lake City, UT. We offer 24 hour emergency services and we’re dedicated to providing the absolute highest quality service at the best prices. We don’t over bid, and we don’t under bid with the idea of tacking on hidden fees; we simply give honest prices with honest answers.
Our complete lines of Salt Lake City plumbing and HVAC services include everything from drain cleaning and water heater replacement, to air conditioning repair and furnace maintenance. No matter what you need (or when you need it!), when it comes to your plumbing or HVAC, we have you covered. Reach out to us when you need plumbing or HVAC help, and we’ll show you how easy it can be to get your home’s systems working well again soon!