DIY Gone Wrong
Many people try to do plumbing repairs themselves in order to save money only to have them go horribly wrong and end up costing themselves more in the long run. This article will discuss some common plumbing fixes that people often improperly conduct and have them turn bad.
The Kitchen Sink Clog
Kitchen sinks get clogged like any other pipe. Some do it yourself types will poor plumbing fluids down their drain to disintegrate the grease that has built up over a number of meals. This can lead to all sorts of problems as the chemicals will often lead to chemical reactions that weaken and even crack pipes. Instead used a professional plumber to work on removing the grease obstructions. And avoid putting grease down your kitchen drain to start with.
The Bathroom Clog
Little clogs happen to everybody and there is no need to call a plumber if your bathroom gets a little clogged. However when the plunger isn't sufficient to do the job many people will resort to simply removing the obstruction and hoping that the pipe will clear up once the water disintegrates the lodged matter. When the problem becomes chronic professional help is needed. This is a mistake as the presence of a bathroom clog is often the sign of a more serious problem hidden behind the surface. A professional plumber can use a snake and see many hidden obstructions that may need professional cleaning.
Heating Pipe Replacements
Heating systems that malfunction often cause the more serious damage to your home and it is therefore essential that do it yourself types stay far away from these repairs. Sometimes the problem may seem easy to fix. A circulator pump can seem easy to change. However any improper seal or installation can lead to an poor fit and leaking, or, even worse, to your heating system shutting down during a critical cold spell during the winter.
This can cause further home damage through burst pipes, flooding, and mold damage to your home. Always use a professional plumber when making changes to your heating system and be sure to have your heating system inspected before the onset of winter each year.While saving money is always nice handling some common plumbing problems without the professional experience and expertise that professional plumbers have is not a good idea. Hire a professional plumber to handle your plumbing issues and avoid the mistakes outlined in this article.
We've seen too many DIY disasters. Save yourself the headache and call the professionals of Roman Plumbing at (727) 858-3412 for service in the Trinity area!