I’d like to share a terrible plumbing experience with you! Along with the assistance and advice of a Lakewood plumbing expert, we are set to save thousands of gallons of water, as well as a little cash, in the future.
Last month, I noticed that our water bill had become exceedingly high. I contacted a service representative at the utility company, and was told that our water usage had skyrocketed in recent months. I called Warren (names have been changed to protect any lackluster plumbers) and asked if he could come by and take a look.
Warren was a plumber that had come out to do an inspection on our home as part of a home warranty package, several years ago. I explained our predicament to him, and expressed my concern about all the money we were losing with an undetected leak. Unfortunately, Warren didn’t even try to find the reason for the increased usage, or an undetected leak. The only advice we were given was that we should replace the fill valves on our toilets. Excuse me while I scream, but this is completely outrageous!
Before we could even escort Warren out the door, my husband had called several Lakewood plumbers. We were given a comprehensive plumbing review that detected the leak, and we were given a few tips to help us keep our plumbing system working in tip-top order. Use these tips, just as I do, to make certain that your kitchen sink and drains are healthy.
Make certain that you refrain from pouring fats, grease and cooking oils into your sink drain. This is the fastest way to cause a future kitchen drain blockage. You could also use a quarter cup of bleach and boiling hot water, to keep the drains unclogged. And to keep your garbage disposal blades in good working condition, you can grind up a small piece of orange rind and ice. Now, you must keep in mind that these precautionary measures won’t work if you continue to put things into the drain that don’t belong there.
Now, that’s a few pieces of sound plumbing advice. Although Warren let me down, and took my hard-earned money undeservedly, Lakewood plumbers came to our rescue in our plumbing time of need. I had to learn a very hard lesson that day, but the lesson was well worth the hassle. The bottom line is this: A Lakewood plumbing professional is your partner when it comes to plumbing debacles that can leave you wading, floating or swimming in your house.