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How to Avoid a Plumbing Emergency

Let’s be real. As homeowners, we often don’t think about the pipes and plumbing system in our home until an emergency arises. At Dial One Sonshine, our priority is making sure our Orange County and surrounding families are getting the service they need, when they need it. Spring into action this May by following our top four plumbing care tips.

Care for your toilet

Our toilets are really only meant to handle two things; anything else creates a potential plumbing risk. For homes that have a delicate system, even toilet paper can be an obstacle. Feminine products, wipes and cotton balls are items best discarded in the trash. Ensure an optimal plumbing performance this spring by being mindful of what is being flushed!

Be kind to your garbage disposal

Just like toilets, garbage disposals are also delicate. They are meant to only handle the remnants of food that remains on our plates after dinner. Fruit pits and bones are quite hard; celery stalks and corn husks are too stringy; oatmeal and pasta are starchy, leading to blockage; and non-food items are hazardous. Optimize your scraps by putting them in a compost pile.

Check for water leaks

Acting on a simple, non-major leak can make all the difference in having a costly disaster or a minor repair. Keep an eye on your faucet handles, valves and pipes surrounding your toilet, under your sink, hoses and outdoor valves. Also check major appliances such as your washing machine, fridge and dishwasher. By scheduling a leak detection service, our licensed plumbers will locate any and all leaks, preventing any further damage.

Plumbing maintenance

Each season greets us with a different plumbing need. Negligence of caring for the plumbing in and around your home throughout the year can lead to an unexpected emergency. Regular maintenance ensures that your entire HVAC system, and plumbing, is running safely and efficiently. Members of our Family Club receive a plethora of benefits on top of having a renewed peace of mind.

Spring into action this month to prevent potential plumbing issues in the future. At Dial One Sonshine, our team of highly-skilled plumbers in Orange County is matched with high-quality service. We are ready to help when you have a plumbing emergency. Call us at (714) 613-1016 to schedule a service today!

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