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Plumbing Pratfalls


No one wants to face expensive but avoidable plumbing repairs.  There are going to be times when calling your Boston plumber is inevitable – but to lengthen the time between housecalls, avoid these plumbing errors.

Putting grease down the sink -Please don’t put grease down the drain.  Even with hot water and soap, grease can build up over time causing problems with your pipes.

Using your sink as a trash can – Even if you have a garbage disposal, that does not give you a free pass to dump everything and anything down the drain.  Food chunks in the kitchen or hair and fingernails in the bathroom serve as the start of a terrible clog.

Using the toilet as a trash can – The toilet has its given role, the trash can has another.  Do not confuse the two.

Using too much Drain-O – Using drain cleaner too often or on the wrong type of clog could lead to erosion of your pipes or just a really nasty clog for your Boston plumber to clean out.

Mixing metals – If you decide to replace the pipes yourself for a portion of your Boston home’s plumbing system, please do not mix piping metals.  This can lead to corrosion, leaks, and a number of other headaches.

Lack of insulation – If you live in a cold climate, your pipes can freeze in the winter unless they are properly insulated.

Leaving hoses attached – Leaving the hose attached to your outdoor faucet through the winter can lead to frozen pipes or a damaged faucet.

Pouring chemicals in a septic system – If you have a septic system, please research what is safe and what is not for septic systems.  Certain chemicals can kill the good bacteria there leading to a smelly, expensive mess.

Messing with plumbing vents – Your Boston home’s plumbing vents are there for the plumbing, not for a quick and easy way to rewire anything in your house.  Don’t mess with the vents.

Accidentally cutting hidden plumbing – Use caution as you remodel or cut into the walls in your Boston home.  Cutting into a hidden pipe can cause extensive leaking and time consuming damage.

Article Source: https://plumbinghelptoday.com/denver-plumbing-repair-blog/2012/01/10-things-that-will-ruin-your-plumbing/

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