Common Home Plumbing Mistakes That Cost You Money



Today, we’re going talk about the parts of a home that get the most attention from homeowners: the plumbing.

Never mind. Who are we kidding? It’s usually the most ignored part of the house that gets very little attention UNTIL things go wrong.

If ignored, plumbing issues not only result in major inconvenience but also require costly repairs.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. If you pay a little attention to your home plumbing, you can save hundreds and thousands of dollars in repairs as well as avoid the hassle and inconvenience that comes along. The best way to combat plumbing problems is to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Seems fair, right?

Here are some common home plumbing mistakes that cost you money:

Mistake#1: Flushing the stuff that’s not flushable

You will find a huge debate on the internet over the things that are flushable and the things that are not flushable (and the products that claim to be flushable, but they aren’t flushable). You can avoid the argument and protect your plumbing by remembering just one general rule of thumb: the only items you should ever flush down a toilet are human waste and toilet paper.

Fun (no–so-fun) fact: Even flushable wipes—ironically—aren’t flushable. In fact, they’re one of the biggest reasons for drainage blockages. So, make sure you don’t flush any product, including paper towels and feminine hygiene, down the drain, even if the label states that it’s flushable to avoid damaging your plumbing and footing a costly bill.

Mistake#2: Disposing grease down the drain

Throwing grease down the sewer is equivalent to putting your money down the drain. It’s one of the biggest mistakes most people make in the kitchen that clogs the pipes and require costly plumbing repair. Some people mix boiling water with grease to avoid blocking the lines, but it’s just an unfruitful effort that leads to the avertable demise of the plumbing.

Mistake#3: Do-it-yourself plumbing fixes

Bob the builder, can you fix it? Bob the builder—no, you shouldn’t. It doesn’t make sense, nor does the idea of taking a DIY-approach to fix your plumbing issues. A professional plumber is crucial to most non-trivial plumbing tasks. You can avoid costly repairs and save yourself a lot of trouble by letting the experts take care of your plumbing.

Are you looking for a professional residential plumbing company in Aledo? Get in touch with us today! At Pro Serve Plumbing, we have a team of highly trained and licensed plumbers who offer affordable residential plumbing service to our clients. Call 817-244-0614 or visit our website to book an appointment or find out more about our services.