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Ask someone to check your home while you're away for a while. This will help leaking or burst pipes are spotted early and damage kept to a minimum.

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Handy list of simple plumbing tips for common plumbing issues. If you need more help - just give us a call 800-628-5553 for your #plumbing needs

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If the concrete slab of your home has spots of dampness or if there are muddy or wet areas around the perimeter of your foundation, a slow water leak under your home is usually the culprit.

If you discover a frozen water pipe, turn on a nearby faucet so thawed ice has a place to go. This gives the pressure somewhere to go, and can keep them from bursting! #plumbingtips

Use pipe insulation to prevent sprayer snarls. If you have to jiggle the hose as you pull out your kitchen sink sprayer, chances are the hose is catching on the shutoff valves. For smooth operation, put foam pipe insulation over the pipes and shutoff handles. Tape it if it won't stay put. Get the insulation at home centers for about $3. #genejohnsonplumbingandheating #plumberseattle #householdtips

Did you know that a leaking faucet with even a slow drip can waste 15 to 20 gallons of water per day? Shore up that leak with a call to us! 206-792-7485! #plumbingtips #genejohnsonplumbingSeattle

If you hear mysterious sounds when turning your faucet on or off, get an inspection to track down the source. Unusual sounds often indicate pipe supports are deteriorating and an unsecured pipe is likely to burst. AND it's annoying........

Never pour drain clearing chemicals down your tub's drain, they may harm pipes, erode tub enamel or create leaks through the ceiling or in a crawl space!

If you don’t know the path of the buried sewage pipe across your yard, ask a plumber to show you. Avoid planting trees near the pipe to prevent tree root intrusion, a frequent cause of sewage blockage and backups.