For more than 50 years, we’ve come across just about every plumbing mistake you can think of. While some problems are due to natural wear-and-tear, most others can be avoided. Keep reading below for some of the most common mistakes we’ve seen while serving the residents of San Francisco.
Common Plumbing Mistakes
Flushing anything other than toilet paper.
Toilet paper is the only thing you should be throwing down the toilet because it’s specifically designed to break down in your system. While it may not seem like a big deal to throw a paper towel or cotton swabs down the toilet, those things can actually cause a massive clog.
Ignoring small problems.
A dripping faucet or leaking pipe may not seem like a big deal at first, but they can actually lead to big problems. Leaks are a sign that your plumbing is beginning to fail. If you catch a problem when it’s still relatively minor, you can avoid costly repairs in the future.
Using Chemical Cleaners
Chemical cleaners are advertised as a quick way to eliminate stubborn clogs in your sink or tub. But are they actually doing more harm than good?
Chemical cleaners are so strong, they can actually strip the lining of your pipes and lead to problems in the future. They can also harm the environment and emit toxic fumes.