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Tips for Preventing Plumbing Repair Issues June 11, 2015

Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
Tips for Preventing Plumbing Repair Issues , Anchorage, Alaska

Plumbing problems can be a headache at best…and a nightmare at worst. To avoid these issues, it's important to stay on top of problems before they start. For 40 years, the experts at Arctic Chain Plumbing & Heating have been the plumbing contractors of choice for the Anchorage area, and they know a thing or two about preventative steps anyone can take to prevent plumbing trouble.

One of the keys to averting plumbing difficulties is to take proper care of your pipes. This means keeping drains clean and clear and not forcing objects into them. And remember, grease and many other types of fat solidify once they cool, which means when you pour them down the drain, they are prime culprits for clogs. Other frequent clogging offenders include:

  • Stringy or starchy vegetables
  • Eggshells
  • Hair
  • Bits of dried soap, shampoo, lotion, etc.
  • Baby wipes
  • Sanitary products
  • Cotton balls

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Homeowners with hard water can take an important step in preventing issues by occasionally draining the hot water heater. Over time, sediment and debris from the hard water accumulates in the tank, causing it to work less effectively and potentially even clog the lines. Most homeowners should drain their water heaters at least once a year.least one plunger. Educate yourself on how to use it; there are thousands of video tutorials online. If a clog occurs, try removing it yourself with the plunger before calling in the professionals.

When you require professional plumbing services, contact Arctic Chain Plumbing and Heating. They handle all manner of plumbing and heating repair, from sinks and toilets to boilers and furnaces. They also offer emergency plumbing and heating service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call (907) 344-2060 today for the expert plumbing repair you—and your home—deserve.

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