Prevention | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Prevention | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

Want to avoid major plumbing problems? Maintenance is your best prevention.

You were planning to go to Three Sisters Springs yesterday but the rainy weather kept you indoors. That was probably a good thing because it gave you a chance to get your plunger out to clear the toilet clog that had formed. It seems that every time you turn around, you’re dealing with a clog or a leak or some other plumbing problem.

That’s not surprising if you have an older home. Toilets, pipes and other plumbing fixtures can all wear out over time. And, in the case of pipes, tree roots and other outside factors can affect their condition and lifespan.

If you have an older home, don’t despair. You can take steps to maintain your plumbing and avoid some major problems. 

“The best preventive measure … especially if you have an older home, is to properly maintain your pipes,” southwestjournal.com says.

What constitutes maintenance? Southwesternjournal.com says that means “not flushing anything that shouldn’t be flushed. Wastewater and normal toilet paper only — no ‘flushable’ wipes, no food scraps (put those in the green recycling bin). And get a screen for the hair in your shower or tub drain.”

It also means “preventative cleaning — in which you take a 4-inch blade and run it through the drain line.” This can get rid of roots before they become a problem and help prevent regrowth.

If you need a trusted plumber you can rely on for upkeep and maintenance of your pipes and plumbing, be sure to call the experienced plumbing pros at Billy the Sunshine Plumber.

Billy the Sunshine Plumber has been the Tampa Bay plumber of choice since 1924 when he first opened for business. Billy the Sunshine Plumber is open 24/7/365 in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. Days, nights, weekends, or holidays (yes, we’ll be here this Labor Day), Billy the Sunshine Plumber is always here for you.

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