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Carelessness: A Costly Plumbing Mistake

Carelessness: A Costly Plumbing Mistake

Many plumbing problems start with the exact same issue: Carelessness. While we are not saying that it is the only cause, it is one of the biggest! People simply doing something without really thinking about the effect it will have on their plumbing can lead to disastrous results! Today we will look at 3 different things that you can do to avoid costly plumbing repairs because of carelessness!

Stop before you throw it in the garbage disposal

Your garbage disposal is not made to dispose of everything under the sun! Stringy foods, bones, excessive grease...these are all things you should avoid sending down the disposal. Put these items in your trashcan instead and you can avoid what these items will do to your disposal and your pipes!

The Superman Mentality

We get it...you are "Mr. Fix It!" Would you attempt to do a surgery on your dog though? NO! (hopefully you said No here) You call a professional with the training needed to do the job right. If you run into a plumbing issue that you've never see or remedied before, you need to call a professional and let them do what they do best!

Using Chemicals

We do not advise using chemicals to clear your drain of debris. These products are dangerous, and can eat away at your inner pipe walls and can cause serious damage. Instead, we recommend using an enzyme for drain maintenance to keep the drain free and clear of build up which will keep drains from clogging.

These are just a few examples of careless errors that you should avoid! Remember that Mr. Rooter has the knowledge and the experience to get the job done right for you the first time. If a plumbing issue rears it's ugly head in your home, call us so we can show you the Mr. Rooter difference!

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