4 Ways You Can Avoid Needing Plumbing Repairs

While summers in Chicago are undeniably beautiful, we only get to enjoy about three months of gorgeous weather before it’s time to begin preparing for winter, so it’s essential that you enjoy every bit of sunshine you can savor this season!

Whether you’re having a lazy day at the beach or attending a summer concert, one thing’s for sure: the last thing you want to come home to is an unexpected plumbing issue. Consider these tips to prolong your plumbing system’s life so you can have summer fun instead of summer stress! 

How to Extend the Life of Your Plumbing System

You Can Never Go Wrong with Coupons

When you’re looking for a plumber, keep in mind many companies offer promotional discounts. Normally, these special offers will run for a limited time, so make sure you’re checking sites frequently to avoid missing out. Once you’ve found a plumber you love, sign up for their email list so you can be the first to know when they’re offering a new deal or membership plan that gets you extra discounts. — like our No Drip Club

Get Seasonal Check-Ups

Be sure you check your system at the beginning of every season so you can make sure it’s still performing as it should. Scan your pipes for any cracks before and after running the sinks and flushing the toilets. Even if you find a small leak, it could lead to much larger issues down the road if not serviced immediately! By regularly checking your system and catching minor issues before they worsen, you can save yourself loads of time and money on preventable repairs! 

Take Preventative Measures

Whether your child flushed a toy or a clump of hair is blocking the shower drain, there are many ways your pipes can become clogged. However, it’s relatively easy to prevent plumbing clogs from forming at all. Just be sure everyone knows what can and cannot be flushed, and consider purchasing drain covers to keep hair out of your drains. 

Save Time by Combining Several Tasks

You can’t predict when a plumbing crisis will strike, but cracks and clogs can be warning signs. Consider making a list of small issues you’re experiencing and, instead of paying a plumber to come out to your home every few weeks for miscellaneous jobs, call and address everything at once.

If you have any questions about home plumbing upkeep, give J. Blanton Plumbing a call at any of our three Chicago area locations. We’re happy to answer your questions and resolve any plumbing problems you may be having!