Commitment Issues on Valentine's Day
Let's all be very honest here for a moment and acknowledge that Valentines Day just isn't for everyone. We're talking specifically about those people who have serious commitment issues. To those people, Valentine's Day is not a romantic day to show your significant other how much you love them, but rather a day to eat heart-shaped candies by yourself.
Not to worry though, we have a special gift for the commitment-phobia crowd this Valentine's Day! At Hall's Plumbing, you don't need to commit to a long term maintenance plan in order to keep your plumbing systems working properly.
Keeping your drains and pipes clean is the most basic aspect of plumbing maintenance. So, if you're not in a place to commit to a maintenance plan, all you really need to do is make sure that you are keeping regular drain cleaning appointments.
Make sure to call the plumbing technicians at Hall's Plumbing about every six months to a year to clean out your drains.
This will help to get rid of any stubborn or recurring clogs in your drain lines, as well as provide an opportunity for you, plumber, to spot any potential problems before they develop into a plumbing emergency.
Not sure you can commit to drain cleanings every six months? That’s okay too! If you are looking to put a little more time in between your drain cleaning appointments, consider having your pipes hydro-jetted instead.
Hydro jetting is a service in which a flexible hose is inserted into a drain pipe and uses a highly pressurized stream of water is used to clear dirt, debris and even mineral deposits from your pipes.
Hydro jetting is so effective at cleaning pipes that the service shouldn’t need to be done more than once a year! That’s half as often as regular drain cleaning methods!
Finally, if you would rather take care of cleaning yourself than having a professional do it, you can (though we don’t advise it)! The only thing we ask is that if you insist on cleaning your drains yourself, that you never use draino to do it!
Liquid drain cleaners like draino tend to do more harm than good to pipes and drains, and can even cause clogs and more serious pipe damage. Instead, you can buy an auger (or drain snake) at your local hardware store and clear your drains that way.
While committing to a regular drain cleaning schedule may be beneficial for homeowners, if you rent your home and don’t plan on living there for more than a few years, it may not be worth the trouble. In that case, All you need to do is keep track of when the last time your drains were cleaned and schedule appointments every six to twelve months.
Still not sure you can commit to biannual drain cleanings? Then try some of the DIY tips you learned here today! Make sure you also share these tips to any friends you have that are also renting. Keeping your drains well maintained should be a priority for everyone, even those of us with commitment issues.