Are You Making These 3 Common Plumbing Mistakes?

Plumbing issues are some of the most troubling you have to deal with as a homeowner. You expect to have a supply of clean hot and cold water at the ready whenever you need it, and you assume that it won’t be a hassle to get it. Clogged drains and leaky faucets are a major inconvenience, but could you be contributing to their recurrence?

Check out 3 of the things many homeowners do that could actually worsen the condition of your plumbing system.

  • Treating the Garbage Disposal as a Trash Can – Your home’s garbage disposal is powerful, but not enough to tear up plastic wrappers, cigarette butts, meat bones, or any other household items and hard food scraps. Throw these items in the trash can, and cut up very large pieces of food into smaller chunks.
  • Using Drain Cleaning Chemicals – The drain cleaning chemicals sold in stores are not fit for treating many different types of common drain clogs. Drain cleaning liquids cannot entirely dissolve many types of blockages, and they are toxic to humans. The high acidity of these chemicals actually damages drainpipes, and clogs are likely to just occur again very soon. Use a professional drain cleaning service instead if a plunger is not adequate.
  • Attempting Repairs Yourself – The DIY projects around your home may speak volumes about your creativity and perseverance, but that doesn’t mean all jobs are right the average do-it-yourselfer. Allow a professional to handle a plumbing installation or repair, as this is the only way to know that it is done properly. A quality plumber makes sure your plumbing system is up to code, an important step in the installation process, and can inspect the work for total quality assurance.

Call APC Plumbing & Heating today for plumbing repairs and more helpful tips from our friendly local plumbers in the Denver area.


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