Nobody likes having to call a plumber out more than once in a three-month period for the same problem. For most homeowners, this is a very expensive problem by which they have every right to feel frustrated. If you call a plumber to fix something, you want it to be a one-and-done sort of thing, especially when you cannot afford additional plumbing expenses. If you are struggling with plumbing expenses, and there is clearly a bigger problem at play, here are some tips that can help you decrease your expenses and still get your plumbing fixed properly.
Let Everyone in the House Know ONLY Toilet Paper Goes into the Toilet
Even if you have to make signs to put on the bathroom door on the wall opposite of the toilet and on the wall above the toilet, everyone in the house needs to know that only toilet paper goes into the toilet. Tampons, maxi pads, nose tissues, paper towel, hair wads, etc., cannot go into the toilet, when your plumbing experiences the problems it does. If your plumber has told you, before, that there are some unusual kinks in your plumbing line that will not allow anything else to pass through (and most of the items mentioned should not be flushed anyway!), then only toilet paper should be going down the toilet.
Ask for a Sewer Scoping
If you have a plumbing issue happen for the second time in a month or for the second time in less than three months, ask for a sewer scope. It is not a cheap procedure, but it is far better than paying hundreds of dollars every time a plumber is asked to return to fix the same issue. Then you will know exactly what caused the problem and you can work to prevent the problem from occurring in the future.
Buy a Home Warrantee That Covers Toilets and Plumbing
Finally, buy a home warrantee that covers toilets and plumbing. These warrantees charge a monthly fee, plus a service call deductible. Despite what it charges, the warranty can make all of your plumbing problems significantly less expensive. You will not pay hundreds of dollars, each time that a plumber is called, nor will you have to pay extra, in the event that a plumbing repair does not take or work as expected within ninety days of the service.
For more information, contact a plumbing services professional.