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Avoid These 3 Plumbing Mistakes in the Coming Year

Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid in 2023 

Don't forget about the home's plumbing if homeowners are ready to make a fresh start in the new year as part of routine preparation for the upcoming year. A little foresight can go a long way to ensure that the plumbing works as efficiently and effectively as possible and keeps functionality issues from arising down the road. Whether homeowners plan on revamping, re-installing some pipes, or simply regular maintenance tasks - read on to learn more about why avoiding these common plumbing mistakes is key.  

Using Liquid Drain Cleaners for Clogged Drains 

clogsUsing liquid drain cleaners can be very dangerous to a plumbing system. The active ingredients in these products are usually strong acids or caustic bases that react with the organic matter and debris clogging a pipe, dissolving it quickly. However, if misused, these chemicals can damage pipes by eating away the metal or plastic components, leading to corrosion, leaks, and higher repair costs. Additionally, these chemicals are dangerous to handle and can cause damage to the skin or eyes if not handled properly. 

It’s important to contact a professional plumber for drain cleaning to take care of any major clogs and avoid liquid drain cleaners to help protect pipes and residents from these risks. These precautions will help ensure the plumbing system is safe, clog-free, and working properly for years to come.  

Neglecting Water Heater Maintenance 

maintenanceAnother bad habit to break this year is forgetting routine water heater maintenance. The best way to keep water heaters running efficiently, for lower costs, with fewer repairs, and with a longer lifespan, is to schedule water heater maintenance at least once a year. 

Some of the tasks plumbers complete during water heater maintenance are:

  • Draining and flushing the water heater tank
  • Looking for leaks
  • Inspecting the tank and piping for corrosion
  • Checking the anode rod and replacing it if necessary
  • Cleaning the burner or checking the heating element

Not Hiring a Professional Plumber

DIY can often cause more problems than it solves when it comes to plumbing repairs and installations. Not only do homeowners risk making costly mistakes, but they could also endanger their safety if the job is too complex or difficult. In contrast, a professional plumber has the expertise, knowledge, and tools necessary to complete the job correctly and safely. They are also familiar with various building codes, safety regulations, and the latest industry standards. 

Hiring a professional plumber ensures homeowners have someone reliable to call on in a plumbing emergency. Experienced plumbers can diagnose and repair plumbing problems quickly, reducing the amount of time it takes to get the system back up and running. They will also provide advice about how to maintain a plumbing system to avoid future problems. 

About Roman Plumbing Inc.

Roman Plumbing Inc. has over 20 years of expertise serving New Port Richey, FL, and the surrounding areas. They provide honest pricing, easy scheduling, and fast turnarounds. Call them today for plumbing, drain cleaning, and water heater maintenance in New Port Richey, FL.