Do you find yourself spending a lot of your time and effort fixing your home’s plumbing? Whether you know how to do it yourself, or you have a plumber you trust, you experiment with different ways to save some cash while getting the best results possible. In some cases, you can’t do it on your own.
Don’t Let Problems Grow
First of all, it’s important to tackle any problems before they get out of control. Even when there’s a small problem, you should call a plumber for help. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could end up only making the problem worse instead of making it better. A smaller leak is much easier to deal with than one that is gushing water by the time you deal with it. A frozen pipe can burst at any moment, so if that’s what you’re worried about, then don’t neglect it.
Avoid DIY Solutions
Although you might think you can fix some problems on your own, this isn’t always the case. Sure you can unclog a toilet or put a faucet back together after disassembling it to see how it works, but in other cases, the job is best left to a certified and licensed plumber. The plumbing in your home is much more complex than you might think, so when in doubt, call a plumber!
Find Your Shutoff Valve
Knowing where your shutoff valve is half the battle. By knowing exactly where to find the shutoff valve, you can prevent the water damage from a flooding pipe or toilet. This helps you to save water and money, and in the meantime, you can wait for the plumber to arrive while you try to mop up.
Treat Your Plumbing Better
Lastly, take some time to treat your plumbing better. If you tend to throw all sorts of things down your garbage disposal, stop. Avoid using drain cleaners to deal with clogs, because those can only damage your pipes and plumbing. Throw greasy leftovers and coffee grounds into the trash can instead of down the sink. And finally, use a drain protector in your shower and tub to keep hair from clogging up the drain whenever you take a shower or run a bath.
All of Your Plumbing Needs from Master Plumbing
Give Master Plumbing a call at (301) 650-9100 or contact us online to get more information on how our expert plumbers can help you with your dripping faucet (or just about anything else plumbing related!). We have received Angie’s List Super Service Award recognition for plumbing and drain cleaning every year since 2007, in addition to the Best Plumber award from Best of Bethesda. We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured, and our service is unparalleled. Give us a call today—you won’t regret it! To see examples of our projects, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.