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3 Ways to Keep Your Myrtle Beach Home Sand-Free This Summer

Beach Home Sand-Free

How much can drain cleaning save you over a year’s time? More than you think!

Homeowners near Myrtle Beach understand the importance of drain cleaning. Enjoying the sun and the surf comes with hazards you won’t find further inland. Sand can clog a drain in minutes, so it’s important to put easy prevention in place. Combined with periodical plumbing services, the following can keep your plumbing in good order throughout the year:

1. Use a Sand Mitt

Sand mitts are all the rage, and you can buy them pre-made or make them yourself. Filled with cornstarch or baby powder, the mitt disperses the drying substance onto your skin. It dries out the sand stuck to your body and makes it easy to quickly dust off. It's true you can apply powder directly to your skin, but avid beach-goers report the mitt makes things easier and less of a mess.

2. Hose Off

Quickly washing off before stepping inside - and into the shower - will go a long way to protect your pipes from errant sand. No hose by the door? Hire a plumber to install a new spigot or outdoor shower head. Avoid using a water bucket or dishpan unless you change the water between each use. In the heat, stagnant water can quickly become a bacteria breeding ground.

3. Institute a ‘No Shoe’ Rule

Washing off sand doesn’t make much sense if you allow others to track it in. Make sure guests remove their shoes at the door. You can provide house slippers or flip-flops or a basket of clean, comfy socks for barefoot guests.

Fighting sand is a constant struggle when you live near the beach, so schedule periodic drain cleaning to prevent clogs. Our expert team at Dependable Service Plumbing can help with other ideas to keep things moving smoothly.

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“Senior technician, Joe Anderson, made plumbing repairs to an upstairs bathtub to seal leaks from flooding through kitchen ceiling downstairs. This has been an ongoing serious daily problem in this apartment since April 2015. Mr. Anderson was the first person to have a camera system with him to assess areas where water was accessing kitchen ceiling. He explained in detail what he did and what he found wrong. Water had been flowing from next door apartment whenever they used their shower for over a year now. Mr. Anderson stated he needed to get permission from apartment management office in order to proceed to correct issues in next door apartment. Management has not allowed that access yet. He also noted that a single shower curtain in the apartment next door was on the outside of that tub and felt that could be creating some of the flooding issues. Thank you Mr. Anderson for being my angel and making these repairs.” –-Lyda G.