Call Your Plumber for Valentine’s Day


When you need help with the essentials — ahead of Valentine’s Day or at any other time of year — give Ace Plumbing a call. We even offer 24/7 emergency plumbing service (and tips so you’ll have fewer plumbing emergencies).

Home Plumbing Repairs

We understand that life gets hectic, and that it’s easy to put off things you’ve been meaning to get around to. We also understand that the steady drip of a leaking faucet, the furnace leaving the house chilly, running out of hot water mid-shower, or the dishwasher leaving your plates, pots, and pans as dirty as they were when you loaded it can turn the evening’s mood from romantic to sour pretty quickly. So whether you need plumbing repairs, you’d like to install new plumbing fixtures to surprise your significant other with a refreshed bathroom, or you want a quick HVAC tune-up to make sure everything’s warm and toasty, don’t hesitate to call us.

A Few Valentine’s Day Plumbing Tips

Besides items that shouldn’t go down your garbage disposal (handy if your Valentine’s Day ends with a quiet dinner at home), we’ve got a few other plumbing tips to avert disaster on the 14th (and year ‘round). There are some things that should never go down the drain. A lot of the things we use to look nice for our significant others, or to look our best for a solo night out on the town, aren’t doing the plumbing any favors. Be careful with the following and you won’t have to call us on February 15.

  • Exfoliants: Some people swear by coffee scrubs and oatmeal scrubs. The problem with putting either oatmeal or coffee down the drain is that they turn to clay when they mix with the oils and grease in your pipes, creating a sludge that shrugs off drain cleaner and creates clogs like nobody’s business.
  • Oils: Whether you’re using coconut oil, essential oils, massage oil, baby oil, or some other variety, gently blot it off your skin with a tissue or makeup removal wipe and throw it in the trash (don’t flush the wipes). Natural or not, those oils contribute to clogs the same as pouring cooking fat or bacon grease down the drain.
  • Flushable Wipes: Yes, we just said this in the previous point, but it bears repeating: whether they’re makeup wipes, baby wipes, household cleaning wipes, or one of the dozens of other “flushable” products out there, don’t flush ‘em. If it’s not toilet paper, most things advertised as flushable aren’t, really.

When you think of Valentine’s Day, the first things that come to mind are probably cards, chocolates, cherubs, and the like. HVAC maintenance, plumbing repairs, and fixing that leak in your dishwasher? Not so much. But if you live in the Sacramento, Folsom, and Davis areas, that’s all the more reason to pick up the phone and call Contact Ace Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning. We can help with some of the long-neglected items on your to-do list, saving you time for the things you’d probably much rather be doing — and maybe save you a trip to the dog house while we’re at it.