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23 Nov. 18

How to Prevent a Plumbing Emergency

Prevention can pay big dividends in many aspects of your life. Sunscreen now cuts down on the risk of skin cancer later. The same can be said for your home’s plumbing system. Our team at Five Star Service Pros appreciates your business and doesn’t mind responding to your emergency plumbing situations, but let’s be honest, you’d rather not have to call us for those! Here are a few tips to help you avoid making that call.

Know Where Your Main Shutoff Valve is Located

Having a major plumbing outage can be devastating. Going without water for an extended period will change your life! One thing you must know is how to shut off the water to your home in the event of an emergency. If you have a major leak, do you know how to shut the water off? What about your family members? It’s vital that everyone knows where and how to shut off the water. You can’t afford to lose time looking for it.

Use Your Drains Only as Designed

Your drains have a very specific purpose and when you deviate from that purpose, bad things happen. For instance, putting baby wipes into a toilet will cause a clog. Toilets are made to handle toilet paper. It’s very important to keep to the plan and use them as designed. Read our previous blog from earlier this year titled “The Truth About Your Home’s Drains: Are You Using Them Correctly?”.

Know When to Call the Plumber

Your plumbing system will give you some indications of when you need a plumber. There are signs available to those that know what to look for. When you see one of these signs, it’s important to call your plumber at once. For example, in the article 4 Signs That a Plumbing Emergency is Coming, the author points that at that clogs in multiple drains are a sign of a much bigger issue!

If you can prevent an emergency, you’ll always be better off. You’ll save lots of time and even more money! If you need a 24-hour plumber in Boise, call Five Star Service Pros today. We’ll be there in a hurry when prevention is a little too late.