Every homeowner should have a basic understanding of plumbing. Since plumbing is an important part of your home’s makeup, you should know a thing or two about it in order to protect yourself. Unfortunately, there are a few common mistakes that people often make when it comes to their home’s plumbing. For that reason, we have compiled a brief list of some of the most common plumbing mistakes to avoid.
Using Drain Cleaners Too Frequently
Drain cleaners are fine in moderation. However, when they are overused, they can easily corrode your pipes. They consist of harsh chemicals that will eat away your drains and pipes. Instead, try snaking out the drain, or if it is severely clogged, give Metcalf Plumbing a call!
Trying To Do Certain Jobs On Your Own
While you may be tempted to break out your tool kit and try your hand at plumbing, it is important to remember that some jobs should be left to the professionals. They have the knowledge and tools to get the job done right. Unless you are certain, you know what you are doing you need to pick up the phone and call in a licensed plumber. Many people wind up worsening the situation by trying to fix an issue on their own.
Putting Off A Plumbing Issue
A plumbing issue is not going to magically go away. In fact, it will likely worsen over time if it is not corrected. As soon as you spot a plumbing issue, you need to address the situation. If you don’t, it will wind up costing you one way or another.
Not Using A Licensed Plumber
Many homeowners will turn to a handyman to treat their home’s plumbing issues. However, you are far better off choosing a licensed plumber to handle your home’s plumbing issues. This is because you can’t be assured that the person knows what they are doing or have the reassurance from a having a warranty.
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Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter!