When looking for a plumber or drain cleaning company there are always several things that need to be reviewed. Does this plumber offer the services I am looking for (residential plumbing, commercial plumbing, drain cleaning services etc.)? Is the plumber licensed, bonded and insured? Does this plumbing company offer any special offers for the service I am looking for? How about reviews? Have you read or heard good things about the plumbers previous works? These are just some of the things you want to know before making your choice for a plumber.
Are you flushing money down your drains? Did you know that a leaky toilet flapper, gasket, or fill valve can cost you more than twice what you should be spending on your water bill? Not to mention the damage it can cause to your home. It’s so easy to ignore the little sounds coming from your toilet because it doesn’t look like anything is wrong and sometimes you can’t tell that there is even a problem. A good sign that you have a problem in your toilet tank is if you notice constant condensation on the outside of the tank. This is due to the fact that the water in the tank is never able to reach room temp because it’s constantly cycling, so it remains colder.
Your main line clean out if you have at least one, is usually located within 5 feet of where the sewer leaves the home. A lot of times they get buried by gardens, sod, bark, and so forth. It is very important to know where these are because if you have an emergency stoppage situation, you may find you can lessen the damage to your home by relieving the system at the clean out.
The clean out is also a great place to have your line cleaned through, instead of having to pull a toilet or going on the roof, which can be dangerous. Also, should you require your line to be video inspected, the mainline clean out is usually the best place to start.