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Blogs from April, 2016


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.

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