Plumbing Tips in the Time of COVID-19


Do you have family stuck at home? Now that you're practicing social distancing, working from home, and staying in when you can, you may be placing a few more demands on your home's plumbing system. 

With people in the house all the time, there are more chances for something to go wrong. We have a few tips for avoiding clogs, plus some information about how the team at Armstrong operates during this unprecedented time. 

At Armstrong, We Put the Health of Your Family First 

Like you, we are concerned about our families and our community during these uncertain days. We're here to assure you that at Armstrong Plumbing, we prioritize cleanliness and safety. Our technicians are trained to both solve your plumbing problems and practice safe hygiene, every time. We also make sure that your family's plumbing equipment works exactly the way it's supposed to. As our community is struggling with this highly contagious virus, Armstrong Plumbing is taking the extra steps to make sure your family’s health, and the health of our employees, are our top priority. These efforts include: 

  • Online/digital estimates, delivered electronically, rather than on paper. 
  • Complete sanitation efforts before, during, and after the job
  • Social distancing while in the home or business, staying six feet away from our customers to help stop the spread of this virus. 
  • Additionally, we are checking the temperature of our staff before they head out to a job. Sick employees are not allowed to work. 

Professional plumbers do more than just change faucets and unclog drains. We provide the skill and expertise to guarantee properly working systems that protect the health and welfare of the community. Contact us if you need immediate service. Our skilled technicians are ready and available to help. 

4 Tips for Keeping Your Plumbing Systems Working Optimally  

Many of the issues we see every day, including clogged toilets and household flooding, can be avoided. Now that you're at home for the next several weeks, we encourage you to practice these tips. Remember, if you need emergency care, we're happy to help! 

Watch What You Flush!

Did you know that using too much toilet paper is one of the most common causes of backed-up toilets? It's true. While toilet paper is designed to dissolve, it doesn't do so right away. If there's too much toilet paper in the bowl, or if other objects have found their way into your toilet, your system is likely to clog. 

People sometimes will flush paper towels, feminine hygiene products, or wet wipes down the toilet. Don't! A toilet is not a trash can, and even wipes that are labeled "flushable" can clog your pipes.

Keep the Lid Closed and Teach Your Kids What Not to Do

Sometimes, just keeping the toilet lid closed can be the best policy. It's easy for items like Q-tips, makeup brushes, toothbrushes, and more to fall in and get flushed. It's also important to remind your kids what doesn't belong in the toilet. Often, our techs have to retrieve small toys from your clogged drains.

Clean Regularly

Cleaning periodically with a mild cleaner doesn't just give you a better-smelling bathroom. It also helps you spot problems early. If you notice a leak or other problem with your toilet, it's better to deal with it early. Mild soap works well. So does vinegar and baking soda.

Don't Do It Yourself

If the job is bigger or more complicated than you anticipated, don't hesitate to call us. Toilets that clog again and again or backup in your shower or bathroom can be symptoms of a more serious problem. It's better to call a professional before the problem gets worse.

Contact Armstrong for Your Plumbing Needs 

In the case that you do need a professional plumber to help you with a plumbing problem, depend on Armstrong for same-day service. With proper precautions and a wealth of experience and know-how, we can solve your problems and give you peace of mind.

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