“Honey call the plumber!”
When we think of reaching for the plumber’s number, it’s usually due to an emergency. But there are many things you can proactively for plumbing maintenance.
To help keep your plumbing systems cost efficient and running smoothly, consider the following maintenance tips.
- If you’re thinking about an update in your kitchen, bathroom or laundry room, choose water-efficient faucets and shower heads.
- If you’re happy with your current pieces, make sure to always keep an eye and ear out for drips when the faucets are off. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a leaky faucet with one drip per second wastes 3,000 gallons of water every year. That’s like wasting more than 180 showers!
- Your showers will be more enjoyable with an even spray. You can unscrew the collar nut from the shower head, gently clean the outlet and inlet holes using a thin wire. Soak the shower head in vinegar to remove mineral deposits. Also, clean the strainers regularly to remove the hair and soap collected to keep water running smoothly and evenly down the drain.
- You’ve heard it before, but a good reminder to not use your toilet as a trashcan. Don’t flush facial tissue or cotton balls as they can clog the lines.
When you do have a plumbing emergency, you want a professional you can have confidence in. Pac West Plumbing has been serving the Puget Sound and Western Washington for more than 20 years and can tackle historic, older plumbing systems along with the most modern technologies. Beyond traditional plumbing services (kitchen, bath, laundry rooms) Pac West Plumbing also offers jacuzzi, whirlpool and spa installations. It’s dangerous for an unexperienced person to navigate the combination of electricity and water.
Keep Pac West Plumbing’s number handy, because when that emergency does strike, one less thing to worry about is finding a trusted and reliable contractor. Click here to see all of their contact information.