Anyone can develop a firm grip of the basics regarding plumbing skills.
You may be able to solve minor issues on your own, saving money on repair
bills. However, the amateur plumber is more susceptible to making simple
mistakes as opposed to the qualified professional.
The following are common mistakes which can be disastrous for your plumbing system:
Let the water run while working on repairs. One of the most important rules for plumbing repairs is shutting off
the water prior to starting the job. You could turn off the main shutoff
valve or close the localized valves near your toilets and sinks. If you
don’t shut of the water supply results in a gushing water at maximized
pressure if you decide to loosen a pipe.
Disposing grease into the sink. When the grease hardens within your drain and pipes, it can cause severe
blockage, which requires professional assistance from a qualified plumber.
Flushing debris down the toilet. The only things that should be flushed down the toilet is waste and toilet
paper. Any other kind of trash will immediately clog your pipes, resulting
in a disastrous mess.
Not being careful with the soldering torch. It’s important to keep your eye out for any flammable objects when
you’re working with one. In addition, make sure you turn off the
flame whenever you’re not using it.
Exposing your pipes in the winter. Any pipes that go through unheated areas in your home or is located outdoors
is susceptible to freeze and even burst. It’s best to drain your
irrigation system and insulate any pipes that are at risk.
If you are unsure how to handle a particular plumbing job, do not hesitate
to reach out to
Smith’s Plumbing Services for professional and reliable assistance.
Contact our Bartlett plumber and
schedule an appointment today.