It’s been said that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. This can definitely be said of plumbing emergencies. While the team at Beastbay Plumbing appreciates your business, we know that you’d rather not have to call us for emergency plumbing situations! Being a 24-hour plumbing business gives us plenty of opportunities to see what happens when simple prevention methods aren’t observed. Here are some tips to help you avoid calling us!
Know Your Plumbing System
Your plumbing system is one of the most important aspects of your home’s infrastructure. When your plumbing system is down, there are major problems on the way. Imagine not being able to use the bathroom or take a bath. A day or two without plumbing can be a nightmare. What if you have a major leak? Do you know where your main shutoff valve is located? Does everyone in your home know where it is located? The time spent looking for it could prove very expensive.
Be Mindful of Your Drains
Your drains are delicate. They are meant for very specific purposes and shouldn’t be stressed beyond their primary design. When items are put into drains that are not meant to be there, you end up with clogs…either slow draining or complete blockages. Both can be serious issues. Read our previous blog article titled “What You Should Know About Your Drains“!
Know When to Call a Plumber
The first step to fixing a problem is to recognize you have a problem! Your plumbing system will give you signs that it is in trouble. It’s important to know you need to call a plumber when these signs present themselves. In our previous article “4 Signs That a Plumbing Emergency is Coming” we go over a few simple signs to keep on the lookout.
Again, a little prevention can go a long way. It doesn’t mean you’ll catch all the problems before they become major but catching even one could save you significant amounts of money and/or time. If you need a 24-hour plumber in Oakland, Beastbay Plumbing will be there! Call us at 833-232-7829 if you think you have a problem or if you KNOW you have one!