Are you a conscientious homeowner who tries to care for every part of your home? Even if that’s the case, there are probably some ways that you’re unintentionally damaging your plumbing system! Here are three of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to caring for their pipes and drains.
1. They Forget to Clean Their Drains Regularly
This is a frequent error. Cleaning your drain isn’t something you do only when a clog appears. At least once a week, you should make sure that your sink and shower drains are clear of any blockage. This will prevent serious clogs from occurring – and keep your drains and pipes in tip-top shape. Plus, it will help you determine if there are hidden, underlying issues with your drains that aren’t caused by clogs. If you consistently clean your drain but still experience clogs, you’ll need to have a plumber determine if your drain is faulty.
2. They Ignore Signs of Moisture
When you notice wet spots on floors or on the walls, don’t just brush them off as small issues. Moisture can indicate serious leaks in your pipes, and that means you should have a plumber look at the problem spot (or spots!) immediately. They can determine if there are more worrisome problems behind the scenes. But the longer you wait to deal with the issue, the worse the water damage can become.
3. They Tackle Their Problems by Themselves
No matter how much of a DIY homeowner you may be, there are some plumbing problems that simply call for a trained expert. Chances are, you’re not truly equipped to deal with pipe leaks and other serious problems. By trying to handle it yourself, you’re only prolonging the issue – and perhaps making it worse.
Need a helping hand with your plumbing system? Contact Pratt Plumbing today. Their representatives will quickly and efficiently handle all of your plumbing problems, both big and small. To learn more or schedule an appointment, give them a call at 806-373-7866.