3 Common and Preventable Plumbing Repairs

3 Common and Preventable Plumbing Repairs

We treat our customers and their homes with respect with any plumbing job. But we know that even with excellent customer service, it can still be frustrating to have to call in a plumber for a sudden repair need.

Luckily, many common plumbing issues could be prevented. Make sure that you and your family members are doing whatever possible to take preventative measures to stop these common plumbing repairs.

Unclogging Drains

Often, when we show up to clean a drain, the substances we pull out of the pipes didn’t really belong in there in the first place. Avoid letting the following go down your drains:

  • Baby wipes (even those labeled “flushable”)
  • Fats, oils, and grease (these solidify in the pipes and clog up the drains)
  • Pasta and rice
  • Food wrappers
  • Popcorn kernels and other hard foods
  • Hair (a drain cover can keep a lot of hair from moving into the drainpipe)

Fixing Broken Garbage Disposal

broken garbage disposal is an annoyance you can’t put up with for long. Sometimes, you can get it to work again using the “reset” button underneath the sink. Other times, you need professional plumbers. Here’s how to prevent a garbage disposal disaster.

  • Throw away hard food items like meat bones.
  • Toss out onion skins, celery, and other stringy foods that could wrap around the disposal impellers and jam the motor.
  • Only put small portions of food waste into the disposal at a time.

Replacing Damaged Pipes

Sometimes, we have to replace a damaged pipe that could have been spared if steps were taken to protect it. One of the main culprits in slowly damaging drainpipes is any common chemical drain cleaner. This is harmful to drainpipes and toxic as well.

Another common reason pipes and fixtures need replacement early on is scaling. If you have hard water in your home, consider investing in a water softener to prevent scale from ruining your water lines and calling for a premature pipe replacement.

Call Allstar Home Services for plumbing and drain services in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.


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