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Will your plumber be your valentine


It’s that time of year again: Valentine’s Day- the official holiday for romantic gestures! You yourself may be planning a romantic evening with someone special. Maybe you’re planning a simple evening in, or maybe you’re going out for a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant. Perhaps you are planning on asking them a very important question or hoping that they will ask you.

Valentine’s Day could be the night you ask someone to marry you, or to move in with you- how romantic! Just remember that living with your significant other means that everything is going to be doubled now, including the strain on your pipes from your plumbing being used twice as much!

Plumbing may not be the most romantic topic to discuss on Valentine’s Day, but it is something you should consider if you plan to live with someone. Read on to learn more about how the progression of your relationship may affect your plumbing.

Bathroom Plumbing


The idea that moving in with a significant other affects your bathroom plumbing is based on the assumption that you will be living with another human being since your dog probably doesn’t use the toilet.

That said, it’s important that you remember that famous work of literature from your childhood- a book entitled “Everybody Poops.”

One more person sharing the bathroom means one more person flushing waste and paper down the toilet, which means higher chances of a clog forming. It’s important that you and your significant other both have a clear understanding of what can and cannot be flushed down the toilet, and that you practice good toilet maintenance to avoid issues in the future.

Shower Clog


Living with someone else also puts a strain on your shower plumbing as well, since one more person in the shower means that there will be that much more hair and soap residue being washed down the drain, which can eventually form a clog.

This is again stated under the assumption that you are choosing to live with someone who showers regularly.

Beyond hair getting stuck in your shower drain, sometimes bits of soap, shampoo, shaving cream, and even microscopic skin particles that are washed off your body can accumulate in your drain and will inevitably form a clog. The more people using the shower, the faster that clog will materialize.

Professional Plumber


Now that you know what really comes along with making the commitment to live with someone, you may want to reconsider asking the question or reevaluate your answer.

And no matter what happens this Valentine’s Day, you can always count on Duane Blanton to remain loyal to you and your plumbing, even if it’s being used by one (or maybe more, down the line?) more people.

No matter how big your family gets, Duane Blanton will always be there with the best plumbing services in Round Lake. Whatever your plans are this Valentine’s Day, Duane Blanton Plumbing wishes you the best!

When in doubt, remember the old adage: if you really love someone, you should tell them how they can take care of their bathroom plumbing to avoid plumbing emergencies. Well, it may be a lesser known adage, but it’s still true! Share this article with your loved ones to let them you know you care about the health of their bathroom plumbing!

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