Idaho Falls Home Services Specialists

4 Plumbing Mistakes You Should Quit Making Today

While many plumbing issues just happen over time, others are often a result of user error. Your plumbing system can be delicate, so treat it right by learning about your plumbing system and trusting an expert for services. We’ve listed a few of the most common plumbing mistakes our plumbers see so that you can avoid plumbing problems.

Using too many chemical drain cleaners

Drain cleaners contain harsh chemicals meant to dissolve substances in the drain and scour the inside of the pipes. Eventually, these chemicals will wear away the pipes, which is just part of the reason we strongly recommend against them. They also do a poor job at dissolving many types of blockage, and they are highly toxic, known to injure the skin and eyes.

Putting that leak repair at the bottom of your to-do list

If there is a leak in your pipes or from your faucet, it deserves immediate attention. Not only are you wasting water; the situation can get out of control and flood an area of your home or damage the foundation. Call a plumber as soon as you notice water pooling or if there’s a drop in your water pressure.

Pouring grease down the drains

There are lots of things we should keep out of the drains (meat bones, food wrappers, paper towels, etc.) but the one thing that is most surprising to many is F.O.G. (fats, oils, and grease). If these substances get into your pipes, they may cool down just enough to solidify in the pipes. This allows for drain clogs to start and, potentially, a sewage backup.

Neglecting to call a plumber

Fixing some plumbing issues on your own can prove difficult, costly, and insufficient. Trust an experienced plumber if you want the job done right.

Call the plumbing experts at Advanced Home Services for plumbing installation and repair in the Idaho Falls area.