BUY A SNAKE
You can buy bottle after bottle of the clog-clearing products you see on the shelves at Home Depot and on television, but none of them are anywhere near as effective as your basic plumbing snake.
The next time your bathroom or kitchen sink gets clogged, have a go at it yourself with your snake. If you get to the clog and remove it, you just saved money not having to call a plumber. If you can’t get it, at least you put forth the effort.
You can save money by not having to call a plumber for a clogged pipe if the pipe doesn’t get clogged in the first place.
Clogged drains are the most common reason people have to call a plumber. But they are all too easy to prevent. And you save money each time you don’t call the plumber.
Have a serious discussion with other family members about what can be flushed down the toilet and what cannot be flushed down the toilet. Also, make a list of what should not be put into the garbage disposal that could eventually lead to a clog or worse, lead to disposal damage.
For just a few dollars, you can buy and install drain covers that catch the hair in your bathroom tub and sink. This way, there will be no need to call a plumber to unclog the shower drain, which just happens to be full of hair.
Plumbing emergencies will happen at a moment’s notice, this is something you have no control over. But if you have a plumbing issue that is not an immediate emergency, see if there are other jobs that can be tackled at the same time.
Say you have a clogged drain and need to call the plumber. And say that you also have a leak in the kitchen faucet. Call the plumber and have them fix both issues at the same time. This way, you save some money because the plumber is making two repairs in one trip.
LEARN THE BASICS
It is a good idea to get to know everything you can about the workings inside your house. You should have a basic idea of how your water heater functions, how your furnace works and you should get to know your plumbing system.
Once you learn about your plumbing system, you can look for warning signs such as dripping faucets and slow drains. Once you are able to identify a small problem, you can have a plumber come and fix it before it turns into a huge problem that is very expensive to fix.
Plumbers can be rather expensive. So the next time you have to call your plumber, ask them to take a look at your plumbing system to see if anything else is wrong or if there are ways in which you can extend the life of your plumbing system.
Plumbers charge by the hour. There is no reason you should be paying for a plumber to clear out space under your sink. Before your plumber arrives, clear out the stuff from under the sink yourself so that the plumber has a clean workspace.
Also, it helps shave off time if the plumber isn’t interrupted by pets or curious children.
If you are experiencing plumbing issues, call American Drain Company today.