For those who have just purchased their first home or are preparing to do so, there are a number of important factors to consider. One of these is plumbing, and we at All Hours Plumbing are here to help.
In many cases, those who own their first home are a bit inexperienced when it comes to a few important plumbing areas. Let’s go over some basics, including when and when not to consider our expert plumbing services.
Going Too Far With DIY
As a new homeowner, it’s fantastic that you want to be proactive and handle as many maintenance areas as possible on your own. This will both save you money and help you learn more about your home in the long run.
With plumbing, however, there are a few areas where this isn’t a great idea. You can manage a simple toilet clog or a basic cleaning of showerheads, but there are many other plumbing fixes that professionals need to be on hand for. If you aren’t 100 percent certain you know how to complete a given project – preferably having done so successfully in the past – never attempt it. This could cause additional damage and heavy costs, plus can put you and your family in danger.
Over-Reliance On Drain
Drains are meant only for a few basics: Water, soap, waste, and approved drain cleaners. That’s it. Flushing toiletries or other solid items is the quickest way to get a clog, and this can happen in the kitchen drain as well if you pour hot grease or fat down it too often. Perform regular maintenance on your drains, using approved products only – speak to our experts if you need tips on the right products.
New homeowners naturally want to try out the features of their new home, and this is totally fine. However, don’t overdo things when it comes to plumbing. Don’t run several major appliances at one time, as this can stress the hot water heater and potentially lead to major costs in the future.
For more on mistakes to avoid as a first-time homeowner, or to learn about any of our plumbing services, speak to the pros at All Hours Plumbing today.