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3 Plumbing Woes to Watch Out For

As your local neighborhood plumbers, we see a lot of bad situations. From overflowing toilets, to clogged drains, to entire sewage systems being backed up, we’ve seen it all. The problem is that homeowners often don’t know they’re in for a sticky situation until the problem reveals itself to them. There’s not a lot of correct information throughout the internet when it comes to plumbing problems, so we’re here to correct that one blog post at a time.

Let’s focus on three plumbing woes that can turn your day sour at any given moment. The more you know about specific problems and when to call for a plumber in Westlake, OH, the more likely you are to avoid them. Information is the key to success in this industry, and we’re here to provide it for you.

From clogged drains to overflowing toilets, we’re the team to call to get your plumbing system back on track.

A Clogged Drain

Clogged drains are simple plumbing problems that homeowners can get caught off-guard by. The real issue with clogged drains isn’t how to stop them when they arrive, it’s how to prevent them from happening in the first place. This is where we need to educate homeowners and provide some clear solutions that can help you alleviate the problem at hand.

Here are just a few ways to avoid having a clogged drain.

  • A mesh screen. Mesh screens can help capture contaminants before they arrive in your drain system. This allows you to throw them in the garbage instead of letting them get stuck in your drain.
  • Avoid flushing fats, oils, and greases. The problem with fats, oils, and greases is that they are liquids when temperatures are warm and then quickly solidify at room temperature. This means we can flush them down the drain, only for them to solidify into a clog down the line. Throw fats like these into the trash when you can.
  • Invest in drain cleaning services. Drain cleaning services are specifically designed to remove clogging materials and extend the timeframe in between drain clogs.

The Dreaded Overflowing Toilet

Overflowing toilets can seem like a homeowners’ worst nightmare. While they’re scary in the moment, they’re not as difficult to deal with as they might seem.

For starters, it’s important that you turn the water off when your toilet starts to overflow. This will provide relief until a professional arrives to fix it. Secondly, grab some towels or paper towels to mop up the area and keep it clean to avoid a hygiene disaster.

Once one of our professionals arrives, the problem will be easily dealt with.

Water Heater Leaks

While we get preoccupied with pipe leaks, water heaters can also leak and they’re often forgotten about. Homeowners don’t think of their water heaters as plumbing appliances, but they absolutely are.

It’s a good idea to inspect around your water heater every once in a while. If you notice some puddles or budding water somewhere, then call our team for help.

Call Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing today for help with your plumbing.

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