Water Heater Experts Share How To Avoid Plumbing Nightmares


Brookhaven water heater experts from the Plumbers Guild share ways for you to avoid plumbing nightmares.

You Can Prevent A Water Heater Flood

Upgrading to a tankless water heater not only conserves energy but also saves you from a catastrophic water heater flood. Unlike traditional reservoir tank water heaters, a tankless water heater does not store water. So, it can not flood your home with 50 to 80 gallons of water. For a Brookhaven water heater replacement

Avoid Kitchen Clogs

NEVER dump grease or oil down your kitchen sink! Both fatty grease and oil congeal when cold forming a solid clogging your drain. Rather than clog your sink, pour oil and grease into a container, allow it to cool, and throw it out with the trash.

Elude Bathroom Plumbing Nightmares

Teach everyone in your household how to shut off the toilet water supply. Kids are notorious for flushing large wads of toilet paper and baby wipes down the toilet. Which inevitably leads to an overflowing toilet.

Always keep a trash bin in the bathroom to dispose of cotton swabs, cotton pads, tissue, and hair. Do not flush materials like this. Over time even the smallest items can result in a toilet clog.

Use a hair trap on your bathroom drain to make sure it does not end up clogging your tub. A simple grate placed over the drain catches hair each time you use the bathtub.

Cleaning the mineral deposits can improve the functionality of your shower head. Unscrew your shower head to remove it. Place the entire head into an overnight vinegar soak. In the morning, the mineral deposits should be easy to remove. Brush the showerhead clean with a toothbrush.

Watch out for decreased water flow in your bathroom. An obstructed flow can be a sign of calcium or mineral deposits that will shorten the lifespan of your plumbing system.

If you have a crack in your toilet tank lid, you can sometimes fix this with an epoxy resin. However, it is not easy to keep up with this type of repair. Contact Brookhaven water heater repair experts, The Plumbers Guild, help install a new toilet in your bathroom.

If your toilet clogs when the water in your commode is low and a plunger does nothing, try dumping warm water from a bucket waist-high into the bowl. Repeat dumping buckets of warm water in the toilet to clear the clog and anytime the water gets low again.

How to Stop Home Plumbing Leak Disasters

It is imperative to know how to turn off the water in your home in case the worst happens. For example, if your bathroom sink started leaking, would you know how to stop it? Find all the shut-off valves, and be sure you know how to use them.

Do you have plumbing leaks going on undetected? Find out for sure by checking your water meter when you are not running any water. After 10 minutes, recheck it. If the is a change in the meter readings, no matter how slight, this indicates an undetected water leak, which can be a severe problem.

Check for leaks behind the wall tile in your bathroom, especially any tile surrounding your bathtub, by gently pressing each tile and feeling for some give. If you find any mushy or soft spots, you will need to find the source of the leak and repair it to prevent further damage. Brookhaven water heater repair experts, The Plumbers Guild, can detect and fix your leak.

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