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How To Avoid The Plumber?

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Benjamin Franklin was right when he said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” I think that holds true to just about anything. Keep your car well oiled and give it regular tune-ups, then it will last longer. The same is right for plumbing. Take the necessary steps to maintain your plumbing system: your pipes, water heater faucets showerheads, and more then they will exceed expectations. Chances are, you’ll rarely have to call a plumber, if at all. Did you know that annual maintenance on your water heater will extend its life? Even clogged toilets are a sign of abuse. Some people say that plumbing problems are natural, and yes, I agree, but do you want to get 60 or 70 years out of your pipes or 30 or 40? Do you want to replace your water heater in 6 to 8 years or 12 to 15 years?

The Solution Is A Water Filtration System

Let’s start from the top and work our way down. We’ll start with water. Hard water is the biggest culprit of plumbing issues, especially in older homes. It can cause low water pressure because hard water minerals build up in our pipes, faucets, and showerheads. I’ve even seen calcium and mineral build-up in our drain pipes, causing our toilets to clog frequently. The solution is a water filtration system. A water filtration system will filter chlorine and chloramines that our cities use to sanitize our drinking water as well as unwanted minerals. The results are better-tasting water, smooth skin, better-looking hair, no water spots on counters, and bathroom shower doors. Additionally, it will extend the life expectancy of your pipes, fixtures, and water heater. Understandably, not everyone can run out and purchase a whole house water filtration system. At Big B’s Plumbing, we have 12 months the same as cash or 6.99% APR for five years.

Avoid the plumber install a water filtration system


Avoid The Plumber Only Flush Dissolvable Waste Down Your Toilet

Do you want to avoid the plumber? Then don’t flush anything that is not dissolvable down your toilet. Even products that say they are a dissolvable waste should not go down your drain, such as baby wipes. We had a customer call us up the other day to tell us that sewage was coming up from the toilets and bathtubs in their rental property. The tenants said that they were using baby wipes to clean themselves then flushing them down the toilet. The only thing that we should be flushing down our toilets is common waste and toilet paper. Better yet, buy a bidet for your toilet seat. It’s proven to be healthier, and it preserves our environment.

Keep Your Water Heater Well Maintained

If you want to avoid a plumber, then maintain your water heater. Performing regular maintenance on your water heater every 6 to 12 months by draining and removing the sediment storage tank will increase the efficiency. The sediment in the storage tank is brought on by hard water. Changing the anode rod every five years will also extend its life expectancy of your water heater and keep it running like a fine-tuned machine.

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Brandon and Family, Licensed plumbing contractor

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My name is Brandon Mageno. I'm the founder, President, and CEO of Big B's Plumbing Company. As the founder, I never thought about being average or good. My passion for being the best plumbing company in Southern California has always been the same. Providing plumbing services to this great county is simply in my DNA. Nothing makes me happier than to see a satisfied customer. Learn More About Us

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