When it comes to plumbing, Memphis homeowners are fortunate to be able to rely on the expertise of the team at Stewart Plumbing. For over 22 years, we’ve been serving residents in the Memphis area, and during that time we’ve seen pretty much every plumbing problem a homeowner can encounter. Luckily, not every plumbing problem is as complicated as it looks. Some can be easily resolved by a smart homeowner with a bit of determination. What follows are our top plumbing tips:
- Keep your drains clean. Though most of us don’t stop to think about it much, every day, we rely on our drains to flush away household wastewater. Once it disappears down the drain, it’s out of sight, out of mind, right? Well, the truth is that wastewater merits some attention, because over time, sludge and sediment can build up in your pipes. And that’s when you get blocked pipes, leaks, flooding, water damage—basically all the ingredients for a bad headache. To avoid this, make sure to flush your drains out regularly using either baking soda or a chemical drain cleaner. Remember to do this once every three months or so and you’ll reduce the chances of getting a blocked drain considerably.
- Your plunger is your best friend. Granted, you probably won’t take it on vacation with you, but you should make sure to have at least one plunger in the home. It’s an effective way of breaking up drain clogs by means of suction without causing any damage to your plumbing system.
- Plan your landscaping carefully. Any idea why plumbers are also called “rooters”? Because tree roots feeding off the nutrients in wastewater are one of the main causes of blocked and broken pipes. So if you’ve yet to plant your yard, make sure that any trees or shrubs aren’t anywhere near underground drains.
Now, we’ve saved our best tip for last: when you’re faced with a serious plumbing problem, call Stewart. We have a 24-hour emergency service, which means you never have to face a burst pipe or flooded basement on your own ever again. And with transparent pricing and top-notch service, we’re dedicated to keeping your plumbing system in good working order.