Four Seasons Plumbing lists top ways to prevent clogs and reduce water waste while staying in place this spring
Homeowners can maintain comfort even during coronavirus outbreak, says North Carolina plumbing expert
Apr 14, 2020, 07:00 ET
ASHEVILLE, N.C., April 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Seasons Plumbing, a family-owned and -operated plumbing company serving the Asheville and Hendersonville areas, advises homeowners that heightened use from stay-at-home and shelter-in-place regulations stress residential pipes and drains and increase the risk of breakdowns.
"Staying at home as much as possible is a critical safeguard right now, but it presents unique challenges," said Max Rose, owner of Four Seasons Plumbing. "Families are putting additional strain on the physical fixtures and appliances, and with recommendations to wash your hands frequently and keep surfaces clean, many people are using more water than they would under ordinary circumstances. Even maintaining adequate levels of hot water and water pressure can be difficult if you don't have a plan."
In order to keep home plumbing operating efficiently and effectively, Rose suggests homeowners adopt the following best practices:
- Lower the water heater temperature: Lowering the temperature setting on your hot water heater by 5 to 10 degrees will reduce your utility bill without noticeably reducing the amount of available hot water.
- Don't flush anything except toilet paper: Most products marketed as "flushable," like cat litter and sanitizing and hygienic wipes, won't break down and can clog your pipes.
- Monitor the disposal: Make sure large scraps and oil and grease stay out of the kitchen disposal to prevent backups. A combination of vinegar and baking soda can treat odors.
- Prevent drain clogs: Use a mesh guard to catch loose hair in the shower and bathroom sink or wear a shower cap. Occasionally clean the drain of any accumulated material. If you develop a clog, try boiling water or baking soda before calling a professional. Never use caustic commercial drain cleaners.
- Identify the shut-off valve: During an emergency like a major leak, it's essential to know where the main water supply valve is to keep water and property damage to a minimum. Contact a trusted and licensed professional immediately to schedule a service call and restore water for the home.
Four Seasons Plumbing follows strict health and safety guidelines in order to continue providing the Asheville area with essential plumbing maintenance, repair and installation during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The company is also offering a 15% giveback for all on-demand service calls.
"People still need plumbing service during this crisis," Rose said. "We recommend homeowners closely monitor their plumbing and call a professional if these home tips don't work or they notice anything unusual. We're committed to the health and safety of the Asheville community and we're taking extreme precautions to comply with local, state and federal guidelines for essential businesses. Our customers can be confident that we're doing everything possible to keep our service safe during these uncertain times."
For more information about Four Seasons Plumbing, visit http://callfourseasons.com or call 1 (828) 216-3894.
About Four Seasons Plumbing
Four Seasons Plumbing is a family-owned and operated home services company serving Asheville and Hendersonville areas. Four Seasons Plumbing has established itself as the leader in providing reliable, professional plumbing services throughout the entire Asheville and Hendersonville area and surrounding communities. We pride ourselves on a commitment to customer service and can answer any and all of your plumbing needs, even emergencies. For more information, call 1-828-216-3894 or visit http://callfourseasons.com.
SOURCE Four Seasons Plumbing
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