Thursday, 13 February 2014

Common DIY Plumbing Mistakes

Attempting to fix a plumbing problem can cause a great deal of inconvenience and a loss of money.
Knowing which plumbing mistakes are the most common can help home owners decide whether or not to call in an expert.

Winter Pipes Preparation

Frozen pipes occur when pipes have not been insulated ready for winter. Ice forms inside the pipes and which causes damage and may promote waste overflow and flooding. To avoid this from happening make sure you prepare the pipes for the cols seasons.

DIY Without The Correct Information
Plenty of people take to Google t any sign of a plumbing fault. This may work for some however the overall outcome can be worse if you don’t know what you are doing. Self-diagnosis is extremely common and attempting to fix this can potentially end up costing more money.   

Using the Wrong Materials
Using the wrong equipment and tool could end up costing you more money as you could damage something that isn’t broken. Professionals know how to diagnose the problem and the correct tools to fix it.

Doing Things in a Rush
Attempting to get the pipes running as fast as you can potentially be damaging, for example the use of harsh chemicals, a lot of people assume pouring the harshest chemical down their drain will fix the job but if the problem persists and chemicals are still being used to fix the problem it can cause severe damage to the pipes.

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