What You Can and Cannot Flush

Friday, 20 March 2020 11:44

A lot has changed for Iredell County residents in the last two weeks. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to anyone who has been affected by the coronavirus and COVID-19, as well as those who are experiencing work interruptions. One thing we did not expect is the prolonged shortage of basic necessities and cleaning products such as toilet paper. Nevertheless, Statesville area paper product shelves are bare and have been so for several weeks as shoppers attempt to restock.

Unfortunately, with a toilet paper shortage, you may be considering alternatives that either will not flush or cause major issues when you send them down your plumbing system. At Action Plumbing, we want to spare you from flushing your hard-earned money down the toilet, so in this article, we are discussing what can and cannot be flushed, and what to do if you see the wrong things spiraling down. 



If you suffer from allergies, you are far from alone. Over 50 million Americans are right there with you, with itchy, red, watery eyes, sneezes, coughs, runny noses, and wheezing. For those who experience allergies related to the seasons, dust, mold and mildew, and pets, indoor air quality is particularly important. How do your plumbing systems affect your allergies - and what can you do to breathe easier?

You can’t control pollen, ragweed, or your pet’s habit of shedding, but you can take steps to keep allergies under control. Some issues to consider:



Common Plumbing Issues In the Dead of Winter

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 15:57

Plumbing problems can happen any time of year and any time of day (though it seems like they wait until weekends and the middle of the night to maximize inconvenience, doesn’t it?). That said, along with cold weather, ice, rain, and snow, winter also brings several challenges when it comes to your plumbing systems. Let’s take a look at some common issues - and ways to prevent them from becoming big, costly problems.



5 Winter Plumbing Tips for Statesville 

Monday, 16 December 2019 10:12

Winter… love it or hate it, it comes every year! While it does bring hot cocoa, sledding, snowball fights, and snuggling under the blankets, it can also bring frozen pipes, high utility bills, and other cold-weather plumbing issues. Let’s enjoy the season without having to call in the plumber for emergencies (though you know we’ll be right there for our Statesville and Iredell County customers whenever you need us!). Fortunately, there are some easy steps you can take to get your system winter-ready. 



Every year, nearly 100 million of us take to the road, the rails, and the skies to visit family and friends for the holidays. While we’re worrying about the presents we need to wrap, the items we need to pack, or the Ubers we need to order when we arrive, there is another concern to think about: plumbing. If it didn’t make your busy holiday to-do list, you’re not alone! But by taking a few easy steps, you can prepare your plumbing system for winter - and for your absence. 

Drops in temperature can have a significant impact on your plumbing system. To prevent big problems down the road, take a bit of time to prep for the cold weather and any absences you are planning. The last thing you want to deal with when you come back from holiday travel is burst pipes, a damaged roof, or some smelly sewer line issues.