Homeowners aren’t plumbers—well, unless you’re a homeowner who works as a plumber. Barring that scenario, it’s highly unlikely that you’re what would be termed a ‘pro’ when it comes to resolving plumbing issues and taking care of your home’s plumbing system.
However, you are a regular user of the bathroom, kitchen sink, water heater, and drains. So it’s essential to know which of your habits are leading to costly plumbing mistakes; mistakes that may eventually warrant an emergency plumbing service.
Some plumbing mistakes involve habits that we’ve been indulging in for years. But over the years, they can cause a nightmare. The following are some plumbing mistakes that you need to avoid at all costs:
Flushing Everything Down the Toilet
While paper towels are ‘flushable,’ that doesn’t mean you should flush them. These paper towels get trapped in the drain and prevent other items from being flushed—clogging the toilet eventually.
You should also avoid flushing hazardous substances that your plumbing pipes might not be able to handle. This includes abrasive chemicals that claim to be effective cleaning agents for your toilet. You should only use approved cleaning products that are gentle on the drain and plumbing pipes.
Using Drain Cleaners To Get Rid Of Clogs
Clearing clogs with quick fix drain cleaners is the worst possible thing you could do to your plumbing system. If you suspect that your drain is clogged, you’d much better off hiring a plumber as opposed to clearing it yourself.
While using a chemical cleaner might be quick and easy, it’ll eat away at your pipes, which will lead to several plumbing leaks.
You Forgot To Turn Off The Water Supply Before A DIY Plumbing Solution
DIY plumbing repairs aren’t recommended unless you’re an efficient homeowner who knows a ton about the plumbing system.
Even one potential mistake can lead to a disaster, such as not turning off the water supply before starting your DIY project. Failure to do so will cause water wastage, and may even lead to flooding.
All of these mistakes could warrant emergency plumbing repairs in the middle of the day. If you live in Texas, the experts at Pro Serve Plumbing have you covered with our emergency plumbing services in Arlington, Bedford and Mansfield, Texas.
You can give us a quick call at 817-244-0614 or fill this form to schedule an appointment. We also offer commercial plumbing services, repipe plumbing, gas line repair, drain cleaning, toilet repair and replacement and water filtration services.