Five Easy Ways to Prevent Plumbing ProblemsNo one wants to see water backing up in the drain or to smell something wrong with their sewage system. Clog Busters LLC works both to prevent plumbing disasters before they happen – and to help get everything resolved in the event of a plumbing problem. Here are five simple tips you can use to stop a plumbing issue before it begins:

1. Avoid backed up drains as much as possible.

There are two great ways to prevent backed up drains in the kitchen and bathroom. The first is to avoid putting things down the drain like cooking fats, hair, and other things that can stick in a system.

Your second option is to get periodic drain cleanings when your drainage begins to slow. Backed up drains can cause significant problems, so bringing Clog Busters in to help you solve the plumbing issue before it gets too serious is always your best bet.

2. Keep your faucets from freezing.

Portland and outlying areas like Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, and Milwaukie can get hit with some frigid temperatures pretty suddenly. Take out time now to remove all hoses from outdoor water faucets, drain them and properly store them. Prevent more than just your hose from cracking by turning off all of your outdoor faucets, draining them and loosening the cap on the side of each valve. This will help prevent winter damage.

3. Get minor plumbing problems fixed, pronto.

A small plumbing problem can turn into a very big deal rapidly. If you know you have an issue with your sewer, waterline, or any household plumbing, contact Clog Busters right away. Getting a cracked pipe or a backed up sewer repaired fast can prevent water from eroding flooring, drywall and more. It can also help you avoid disgusting sewer issues that no one wants to deal with.

4. Keep an emergency repair kit handy.

Simple issues like a toilet backing up can become a huge problem when you don’t have the right tools to hand. Put an emergency repair kit in an easy to access area (like next to the toilet or in the linen closet). This kit should include:

  • A plunger
  • Heavy-duty gloves
  • An adjustable wrench
  • An emergency contact card for Clog Busters, LLC
  • A card noting where the emergency water shut off is

This kit and information should be able to help you stop water from damaging your carpet or soaking into your walls. If you have additional plumbing knowledge, you can make your kit more robust, but these basics should minimally help you stop water seepage.

5. Find a plumbing service you trust before the problem happens.

The last place you want to be is in the middle of a crisis when searching for a Portland plumbing service that you trust. Give us a call today and talk to our professionals. Read the reviews online about our services. We want you to know that we are here for you for any plumbing issue.