5 Plumbing Mistakes You’re Making In Your Everyday Life
Learn how you can avoid these 5 plumbing mistakes you’re making every day.
By Team Jamark Plumbing
Plumbing is crucial in most households and if you don’t look after it, it can cost you thousands of dollars in damages and repairs. We have complied 5 most common plumbing mistakes that you can avoid in your home and save thousands in repairs:
Here are 5 plumbing mistakes to avoid in your home:
1. Leaving water on when pipes bursts
When your toilet pipes burst, and the water starts to overflow, you might be inclined to call an emergency plumber. While this may seem like a good idea at first, but you can avoid this situation by turning off the main water line. Most homes have a main water line, and you can also turn off the water supply by closing the shut-off valve, which is located under the toilet. Turning off the water supply during scary situations will save you water bills and thousands in repairs.
2. Using excessive chemical drain cleaners
Drain cleaners are inexpensive and easy method to unclog drains. But overusing drain cleaners will also eat away the pipe when you are pouring it down. Another safe and effective tools you can use to unclog drains are drain snake or sprinkle baking soda, add vinegar, wait a few hours, then flush hot water down the drain. If the problem is still occurring, contact a professional plumber for consultation. Common drain clogs could be a sign of a serious problem.
Reduce the usage of chemical drain cleaners
3. DIY plumbing fixes
Sometimes it’s best to consult with a certified plumber about a plumbing problem that you might try to fix by yourself. You might be able to quickly fix the problem in short term, but in the long term, a quick fix can do more harm than good. Fixes you make in your home might require plumbing certifications to do so. Only plumbers and contractors with plumbing, gas & electrical certifications can perform certain jobs that are mandatory in the industry. If this is the case, make sure you get some consultation from a certified plumber about the plumbing problem you’re facing.
Common DIY plumbing issues we face
4. Handymen vs certified plumbers
Getting a plumbing service from handymen? Handymen are great individuals for small projects such as painting a house, repairing cracked floorboards, fencing repairs etc. However, you should always hire certified plumbers for residential plumbing. Handymen might be able to fix an emergency plumbing, but you must make sure the handymen are certified plumbers to be allowed to service plumbing equipment around the home. If the handymen ends up damaging your home plumbing, you’ll have no other option except hiring a certified plumber to fix the damages, which may end up costing you a lot in the long run.
Your certified plumber to the rescue
5. Not having regular plumbing maintenance
Having regular plumbing maintenance allows plumbers to detect small leakages that may grow into bigger, costly issues. Spotting pipe leakages can also prevent mould build-ups.
Additionally, If selling your home, It’s a good idea to get a regular plumbing inspection to prevent any nasty plumbing problems surprises.
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