Plumbing Mistakes To Avoid

Most homeowners are not expert plumbers. This lack of plumbing expertise can result in plumbing problems when homeowners take on DIY projects. Below are some plumbing mistakes homeowners should steer clear of.

Utilizing Drain Cleaners

When a homeowner notices that the drains are clogged, their first inclination might be to reach for a drain cleaner. These drain cleaners are filled with chemicals that can corrode the pipes within your home’s plumbing system. Instead of relying on these chemical drain cleaners, you can use a natural solution of baking soda and vinegar to clear things up. 

Not Shutting The Water Off

Before doing any plumbing work, it is important to shut the water off. However, a homeowner may not even know where the shutoff valve is! Unfortunately, performing plumbing work while your water supply is still on can lead to water damage and flooding in your home. 

Forgetting To Obtain Permits

A homeowner may not realize that they need to obtain a permit in order to perform extensive plumbing repairs or renovations. Failing to procure a permit can result in fines for the homeowner. This scenario can be prevented altogether by trusting a professional plumber to secure the required permits prior to performing the work.

It is always better to hire a professional plumber than attempting to do your own plumbing repairs. If you are looking for a plumbing company in the Long Island or New York Metropolitan Area, turn to CityWide Plumbing – Sewer & Drain! To learn more, give us a call at 1-800-310-2564 or visit our website.