Phoenix Plumber’s Prevention Checklist

Arizona plumbers and homeowners agree: when there’s a plumbing problem in your home, the sooner it’s fixed, the better! But before such a plumbing predicament is posed, there are preventative measures homeowners can take to minimize the severity of potential problems. Follow this Phoenix Plumbers’ prevention checklist to ensure your home plumbing is effectively maintained, and ultimately save yourself time and money.

  • Clogged drains:
    To prevent the drains in your kitchen and bathroom from clogging, treat them with a cleaning solution once a week. For an environmentally safe and affordable mixture, pour this combination of ingredients down the drains: one cup salt, one cup baking soda, ¼ cup cream of tartar. After this mixture, pour 2 cups of boiling water.
  • Poor water flow:
    To ensure every pipe on your property has properly flowing water, run water from every valve in your home every weekend. Don’t forget outdoor spigots and hoses!
  • Leaky toilets:
    As all Arizona plumbers will tell you, toilet repairs are one of the most common plumbing problems reported. According to the EPA, a leaky toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water per day. If you suspect your toilet is leaking, act quickly to prevent wasted water and money on your water bill. Pour food coloring into the tank and see if the dye appears in the bowl a few hours later. If so, there’s probably a leak – it’s time to replace the flush valve.

If you do encounter an ill-fated plumbing disaster, don’t panic! The Phoenix plumbers from Chas Roberts offer 24-hour emergency plumbing services for any plumbing complications you may encounter, and a friendly professional will be on the way shortly. But before these problems arise, follow Chas Roberts’ Prevention checklist and have your plumbing (and air conditioning) systems properly maintained by a Chas Roberts professional.
Choose Chas for all your plumbing and air conditioning needs. We’ve been the Valley’s favorite plumbing and air conditioning systems since 1941! To determine whether your plumbing or air conditioning systems are running efficiently, schedule an appointment with Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing today. Visit or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix, (520) 618-1884 in Tucson or (505) 264-7257 in New Mexico.