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.