Your home’s plumbing isn’t usually something you think about until you notice an issue. However, once you do notice a problem, it can be pretty stressful. Although there are many things that can cause issues with your plumbing, you may be surprised to learn that sometimes you're the one causing the problems. We are oftentimes our plumbing’s biggest enemy, and it’s important that all homeowners are mindful of how they are affecting their plumbing system.
At ServiceOne, we offer professional plumbing services to ensure all of our customers' plumbing systems are working properly. When a problem arises, our licensed plumbers will come out to your home and get your issue solved right away! Although performing fall plumbing maintenance can help prevent some issues from happening, it won’t stop all problems.. In this blog, we will discuss what homeowners commonly do that could be ruining their plumbing systems!
Liquid drain cleaners
One of the absolute worst things you can do to your home’s plumbing is use liquid drain cleaners to unclog your drains. Although it may seem as though this is a quick fix, these drain cleaners can significantly ruin your plumbing pipes. The chemicals used to unclog your pipes will end up heating your pipes up, putting them at risk of cracking and becoming damaged.
Flushing foreign objects down your toilet
Another thing that homeowners may be doing that can ultimately ruin their plumbing is flushing foreign objects down their toilets. Your toilet is made to handle waste and toilet paper; that’s it. If you are flushing other objects and materials down, such as paper towels, baby wipes, diapers and anything else that isn’t toilet paper, you are putting your plumbing system at significant risk.
When a plumbing problem comes up, it may seem like it’s more convenient and less expensive to just fix it yourself. However, DIY plumbing work is another thing that can ruin your home’s plumbing! Depending on the severity of your plumbing problem, a professional plumber may be needed to fix it. By hiring a professional plumber, you can rest assured that your issues are properly getting repaired!
Leaving hoses attached during the winter
Lastly, during the winter months, every homeowner should be keeping a close eye on their plumbing system. When cold weather moves in, especially in the Midwest, your plumbing pipes are more prone to freezing, which can create a plumbing disaster in your home. Likewise, if you accidently leave a hose attached during freezing weather, it can turn into a huge mess. Even if there aren’t any immediate problems, frozen pipes can lead to many issues down the road. This is why performing fall plumbing maintenance is so important! Our experts can help make sure all your hoses get detached for winter.
Although some plumbing problems areout of our control, there are things that homeowners may be doing without realizing that is ruining their plumbing system. Use these tips to ensure that you are not accidentally causing plumbing problems in your home!
At ServiceOne, our professional plumbers can repair all of your plumbing issues. If you ever run into a problem, we are only one call away! From repairs to normal fall plumbing maintenance, our team is here to help! Visit our website to request service and learn more about our company!