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Home Improvement  /  December 24, 2020

4 Plumbing Myths that Could Cost You More than Necessary

Your home’s plumbing isn’t the most visible part of the home, which is why it’s not surprising that many homeowners have a few misconceptions about their pipes, especially when it comes to maintenance and repair. Today, our team of experts take a closer look at four of the most common myths about plumbing.

1. Faucets Can Wait

Do you have a faucet that leaks even when closed? Do you have a shower handle that you have to turn a little tighter than usual to completely stop the flow? You might think you’re saving on repairs by waiting till a faucet is completely inoperable, but you’ll end up spending more on excess water bills if you wait to have it fixed until it reaches a point where it’s leaking uncontrollably.

2. Blockages Can Be Dissolved

If you find signs of clogging in your pipes, don’t immediately go for a liquid drain cleaner. Some types of blockages can’t simply be removed by pouring acid over them. This is especially true for rust or mineral deposits. To make things worse, too much dependence on liquid cleaners can damage the inner lining of your pipes, which could lead to leaking issues later on. Have a plumber check the cause of the clog before trying anything out.

3. Starting With a Plunger Is A Good Approach

Avoiding a chemical solution is good, but not if your next option is a plunger. Plungers work by forcing the clog out by pressure. If the blockage can’t be pushed out, a plunger just adds extra pressure from within the pipes. This can cause leakages, as the compressed air and liquids can cause the pipe joints to burst at the seams which require more repairs later on.

4. You Can Probably Fix It

It’s easy to purchase plumbing tools at your nearest market. However, plumbing issues can be more complicated. A poorly attempted DIY fix can lead to even bigger problems that can cost even more to repair. For better, safer results, leave the work to more experienced and better-equipped plumbers.

Keep your home’s plumbing in shape with help from our team. Handyman Connection of Orange County is the leading home improvement company in the area. Call us at (714) 288-0077 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.

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