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Common Plumbing Mistakes You May Be Making

As responsible homeowners, you might think that you are doing your best to avoid the common plumbing mistakes, but that is not always the case. It is time that you become aware of some plumbing problems and what you might be doing to make them worse.

 

Here are some of the most common plumbing mistakes that you might be doing:

 

GOING CHEAP

You might think that if you hire a plumber who charges less you will also save money, right? Well, sad to say that you get what you pay for in the world of plumbing. This just means that if you hire a cheap plumber to deal with a plumbing issue within your home, then you will likely get results that are not so great either. Make a smart decision and hire one of our skilled, reliable and insured plumbers instead!

 

Does your plumber carry liability insurance and Workers Comp? Are you aware that the homeowner is liable if a worker is injured while working on their property?  If any worker carries or is covered under Workers Comp insurance then the homeowner is relieved of this liability. Reputable firms normally carry these insurances. It is still up to the homeowner to verify.

 

THROWING TRASH IN THE TOILET

Although the toilet is designed for waste, let us remind you that it and the sewer line are designed for specific types of waste – your toilet is not a trash can. Putting garbage in your toilet may seem like the fastest way to get rid of waste and an easy solution, but it could also cause major plumbing issues and associated costs.

 

USING TOO MUCH DRAIN CLEANER

Over the years, there had been a belief that you should use a drain cleaner every time a drain gets sluggish. However, times have changed! Instead of using a drain cleaner, you can make your own ‘green’ solution: ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of vinegar – it works wonder on drain clogs!

 

PLACING TOO MUCH WEIGHT ON PLUMBING FIXTURES

Some people tend to rest their feet on their tub’s spigot, but you should know that it is not made for a footrest. You should also avoid overloading a shampoo rack hung on the shower fixture, because many shower fixtures cannot support additional weight. When fixtures break, you will need to call a plumber right away because the water will not stop running. If this situation does occur located that shut off valve and close it quickly.

 

IGNORING MINOR LEAKS

You might also think that small leaks are just that – small – but they are warning signs of a much bigger problem. It is a must that you address small leaks right away before they even turn into a much larger plumbing problem. Remember, a leak does not go away on its own. You need to take action as soon as you notice it. In such cases, do not hesitate to call one of our professional plumbers for assistance. We service all plumbing requirements in Saskatoon and the surrounding area.

 

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