The 3 Most Dangerous Plumbing Mistakes
1. These Collapse Under Pressure!
It’s natural for people to want to jimmy their faucet handles when there is a leak. Not only that, but press down hard on them. This added pressure can wound the entire system for the sink, potentially making those leaks even worse.
Calling a plumber to handle these problems instead of forcefully jamming it down will not only save your pipes but also save money on water.
Letting a professional with all the right tools and knowledge handle it will prevent costly fixes.
2. These Don’t Belong There!
A lot of sanitary products such as baby wipes and feminine hygiene products might be labeled as flush-able.
Naturally when a person sees this on the packaging they might think there is a green light to flushing it down the toilet. This is false! These products belong in the trash.
When things like sanitary napkins wind up down the toilet, they increase the chances of a devastating block that can damage and burst pipes.
If not that, they can overflow the toilet when flushed and no amount of plunging will get the product back up. Keeping a trash can close by can reduce the likelihood of flushing bad things and ruining the pipes.
Not only the toilet, but the common house owner seems to do this with the garbage disposal. The garbage disposal is not a magical machine that turns solids into liquids. If you can pick the item up with your hand, don’t chop it just toss it.
3. These Aren’t a Long Term Fix!
Chemical drain cleaners can seem like a gift from heaven. They get the job done relatively fast so home owners can move on with more pressing matters.
Drain cleaners are wolves in sheep’s clothing! Such harsh formulas are not suitable for every day use around the home.
Routinely using these products can mess up even the strongest plumbing. The chemicals can cause erosion and when used frequently they can make a small clog turn into one of the most expensive fixes needed.
The best way to prevent even having to use drain cleaners is to keep things like hair, oil, and grease out of the pipes.
Regularly clean the bottom of your bathtub and refrain from dumping oil down the sink.
Don’t get mixed up in a serious plumbing issue in your Little Rock home. Call Arrow Plumbing at (501) 753-3838 today, and have the professionals clean up that mess.