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4 Things I Learned During My Plumbing Crisis

4 Things I Learned During My Plumbing Crisis

“I love my home. I have lived there for 14 years, raised my children in it, and created memories with my family. Every corner of that home carries a special part of my family’s history. There is simply no place like home. But as any homeowner will lament, homeownership can be stressful with a never-ending list of things to do around the house. 

The less glamorous side of homeownership is dealing with maintenance. My house was built in 1928, and over the years, I have had no choice but to do a ton of those less glamorous renovations, like updating the old pipes. I am lucky to have found a great plumbing service company that helped me navigate the path of performing substantial repairs and maintenance on my plumbing. F.H. Furr became my go-to!

They are reliable, honest, and clean, and their technicians are knowledgeable in finding an affordable way to update my home’s plumbing. Their customer service is absolutely the best. So once this large plumbing job was completed, I thought my plumbing issues wouldn’t appear on my to-do list ever again. Wrong! 

I was at work and got the call from my husband, a homeowner’s worst nightmare. We had sewage flooding in the basement. Thinking the worst (DC is not known for the most modern pipes for sewage), I immediately thought we would have to replace the pipe going to the city sewer line at the street. Our neighbors recently had that problem, and their entire yard had to be ripped up to replace the pipe, costing them many thousands.  

F.H. Furr to the rescue! They brought in a snake camera and found that the pipe was blocked and not cracked! What a relief. They fully snaked the debris free and evacuated the entire pipeline. Afterward, they used a snake camera to re-examine the pipeline all the way to the street (almost 100 feet) to confirm the pipe was completely clear, ensuring the issue wouldn’t return. 

So after that experience, here is what I learned about plumbing and how other homeowners can manage plumbing issues. 

1. Have a Reliable Plumber in Your Contacts

For me, it’s always F.H. Furr. Their technicians go through continuous training and use state-of-the-art equipment. Additionally, their trucks are stocked to maximize their job efficiency and minimize delays in repair or replacement. Plus, I trust their abilities, and I’ve always been happy with the service I’ve received. 

2. Preventive Maintenance 

At least once a year, your home’s plumbing and drain system should be checked and cleaned for maximum usage. This preventative care is especially important for homes with plumbing lined with tree roots or bushes.

3. Find Your Water Shut-Off Valve

 After my divorce, I had no idea where to find my water shut-off valve. Because F.H. Furr is known for educating their customers, they showed me. With every drain cleaning or clogged drain, their “Rooterologists” will ensure you are educated about your plumbing system, especially regarding your main shut-off. 

4. Stay Calm

A plumbing disaster can be extremely stressful — I know from firsthand experience. Having a reputable plumber is the best solution! F.H. Furr is not only the best at what they do, but they also put their people through random background checks, so you can be confident that they hire the best, too!

If you have a plumbing issue, F.H. Furr is offering $100 off any plumbing service at a minimum of $200 service call, so now would be a great time to schedule that service! I’m glad I did!”

Kelly Collis

The Tommy Show 

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