“But it looked fine to me…” is probably one of the most common things we tell a Donvale plumber when something that appeared ‘normal’ has broken down unexpectedly or is not working as it should.
This is true when it comes to almost any fixture or appliance in our homes, from DVD players and lamps to toasters and toilets.
While it may seem everything is in order, the truth is, you might have committed some common mistakes that have contributed to a worsening issue.
When it comes to your home’s plumbing system, you have to make sure you avoid making the most common mistakes. Are you guilty of making these mistakes?
If you are, you need a Donvale plumber!
Are you overwhelming your kitchen drain?
Just like clogged toilets, overloading your kitchen drain is one of the most common plumbing mistakes that you might be committing.
As we’ve mentioned previously, oil, grease, and fat can clog your kitchen drains. For one reason or another, people often think that their drains are synonymous with their rubbish bins.
This common mistake an easily be avoided. It’s all about being responsible enough to throw away trash in their designated bins. It’s really that simple.
That means the following should stay OUT of your sink:
- Food scraps
- Coffee grinds
- Egg shells
- Paper towels
- Cat litter (not only a blocking hazard, but a health hazard, too – yuck!)
If you have committed this rather common plumbing sin, we will forgive you. Call us now.
Are you forcing your faucet?
The day starts like any other, but once you finish brushing you teeth and rinsing your mouth, you turn the tap off… but it still drips.
In your attempt to fix the problem, you put your “DIY” hat on and try to stop the leak.
“Funny,” you think to yourself. “This hasn’t happened before.”
So tighter and tighter you turn the tap. The drip seems to have slowed, but it hasn’t stopped altogether.
One common mistake that occurs when people attempt to fix a dripping faucet themselves is using too much force. By putting too much pressure on a tap, you’re causing it undue stress or strain. In fact, you’ll inadvertently damage it.
As such, there’s a reason why professionals exist. With their skills and expertise, plumbers will be able to handle these seemingly small yet clearly significant plumbing problems with care!
So the next time you have a similar problem, ditch the notion of DIY and instead pick up your phone and call your local plumber!
Are you convinced you can do it yourself?
One of the most common and as such disastrous mistakes we rectify!
We have four words for you: don’t be a hero. If it seems beyond your skillset, you’re probably right!
And guess what? Unregulated plumbing work (and, while we’re at it, electrical work) is not only dangerous, it’s often illegal, too!
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While trying to fix things yourself is admirable, you have to know when to draw the line.
If a solution to a problem is not up your alley or it goes beyond what you know, the only thing you can do it call a professional plumber!
If you are experiencing these common plumbing or any other plumbing concern in your home, call your trusted plumber in Doncaster.