Carl Winters of Complete Inspection Services, operating out of the New Braunfels, Texas area, has suggested four tips that might reduce the strain on your plumbing and save you a call to the local plumber...
We use strainers in every sink. In the bathrooms, it is amazing the amount of hair they trap, creating much less opportunity for blockage.
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A few simple steps that can save you some dollars.....
When was the last time you had a clogged drain? A clogged drain can certainly be a nuisance. Just by following a few steps you can avoid calling a plumber if you're not able to clear it yourself.
Yes you can whip out the Drain Opener or other type drain cleaners or openers. That should get the job done. Maybe - Maybe-Not depending on the the severity of the clog. If "not" you'll have to call your friendly plumber.
Here is a guide that will help avoid the drain openers or gadgets, and a call to your friendly plumber. Don't take me wrong, plumbers are important; if we can avoid a call that means more dollars in your pocket.
Simple ways to Avoid a Plumber's House Call
Collect Your Food Scraps, Oil, and Grease
1. By using strainers to catch food scraps. (not everyone has a disposal)
2. Do not dump grease and oil down your drain
3. Do not dump hot candle wax down your drain (you'll have a big surprise when it hardens)
4. Watch items like water and flour, that also can clog unless you use lots of water to make sure it doesn't clog
I recently read the average cost for a plumber to make a house call is $250.00
Another Thought Provoker by Carl Winters, Complete Inspection Service, Canyon Lake Texas. Reminder for the New Home Owner and Seasoned Owner, think before you pour.
Localism Blog for Canyon Lake TX (Comal County) October 5, 2011
Carl Winters, Advanced Inspector, License #3630, 830-660,0131,
Complete Inspection Service (since 1994)
Home and Commercial Property Inspections
Boerne, Bulverde, Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, San Antonio, San Marcos, Seguin, Wimberly Texas.
Chris Smith CSSBB
Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage