It always seems like when you need a plumber the most, is when it’s most expensive: late at night, early in the morning, or on the weekend. It’s likely that your plumber would rather not come out at an inconvenient time for you any more than you would like him to.
One thing you should know is that a lot of plumbing issues are either avoidable or cheap to fix if caught early on. We’ve compiled a list of things your plumber wants you to know so that both of you can relax and sleep soundly this weekend.
1. Stop Dumping Grease Down the Sink
Expect to pay a plumber to unclog your sink if you have the bad habit of disposing of bacon grease, frying oil, or other fatty substances there. Once in the pipes, grease cools and solidifies, creating massive clogs that can cause a major plumbing emergency.
Save money and energy by not discharging unwanted fat into the drain. Put the grease in a separate bowl to cool. Put it where it belongs in the trash after being scraped into a container that won’t be recycled.