Duane Blanton Family Home Services

Duane Blanton Family Home Services is a full service company, specializing in plumbing, sewer, heating and cooling.

New Homeowners Should Rely on a Trusted Plumber

For first-time homeowners, there’s a long list of new and unexpected experiences waiting once they officially enter their home. The list of “firsts” is exciting and unique — the first time waking up in a new home, the first meal cooked and shared in the kitchen, the first time inviting others over to see the new space. But one “first” all homeowners would rather avoid is the first time running into a major plumbing issue and not knowing who to turn to for help.

Dealing with home plumbing in general is typically unexplored territory for new homeowners. And trying to sort out how all of it works and what needs to be checked in all of the home’s plumbing — the pipes, the sump pump, the bathroom fixtures, the water heater, the appliances, the faucets and drains — can quickly become overwhelming. Which is why homeowners should find a reliable professional plumber they can trust to turn to when they need service, answers, and an emergency fix.

Avoid a Plumbing Emergency

A slight drip from a faucet or under a sink, a drain that’s taking a bit longer to clear, a small brown spot appearing on the ceiling overnight — no one would blame a first-time homeowner for ignoring any of these issues or for not recognizing what they might mean. But any of these problems could signal much larger plumbing issues about to surface. The only way for new homeowners to be certain about any given potential plumbing problem is to have a reliable source to turn to with their plumbing questions. The internet can always serve as a good spot to begin the search — which is why Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling maintains this weekly blog. But the most immediate and comprehensive answer to address each homeowner’s unique plumbing issue will come from contacting a plumbing professional directly.

Knowing a reputable plumbing professional to contact to answer questions about and address the small issues prevents those issues from having the opportunity to become big problems — and saves homeowner’s peace of mind in the process.

Have a Plumber You Trust When Something Goes Wrong

Sometimes, even when homeowners have done everything right, something outside of their control will still go wrong. Whether it’s due to excessive rain, runoff from melting ice and snow, a tree root growing in the wrong direction, or something else unpredictable, a plumbing emergency can occur when new homeowners least expect it to occur.

When water is rushing out of an area it shouldn’t be or if pooling around the floor of a room, there are several factors homeowners need to take into consideration. First, if there is any immediate danger or injuries, call 9-1-1. Second, if there is a suspected gas leak in part of the home, homeowners should evacuate and immediately alert their local gas company.

Once homeowners are safe and able, they should contact their trusted plumber (which is why it’s so important to have one ready). Big emergencies require fast action and solutions, as leaving a plumbing emergency to its own devices leads to more issues, potential damage, and much more costly fixes to get the problem under control. This is also why it’s important to schedule regular plumbing maintenance checks with a trusted professional plumber, as these checks help reduce the chance of smaller issues leading to large, unexpected emergencies.

If you are a new or experienced homeowner with a plumbing question, concern, or potential issue, reach out to the plumbing professionals at Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling today. With over 30 years of hands-on plumbing experience, the licensed plumbers at Duane Blanton have built a reputation for reliable and quality service, and they have the knowledge and expertise to address any plumbing issue homeowners may have. Contact the professional plumbers at Duane Blanton Plumbing, Sewer, Heating, and Cooling today at (847) 262-9516, or schedule a visit conveniently from your browser with Duane Blanton’s online scheduling tool!

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