If you want to avoid calling our Belleville plumber, you need to avoid common plumbing mistakes.

When it comes to your plumbing system, it’s much easier to make costly mistakes than you probably think. Many homeowners make mistakes that lead to expensive repairs, and that’s why our experienced plumber went over a couple of the most common plumbing mistakes in our last blog. Keep reading to learn about more costly plumbing mistakes:

Mistake #3. Flushing inappropriate items down the toilet.

There are so many things that should never be flushed, and some of them may even come as a surprise to you. If you flush items that you shouldn’t, it could not only clog your toilet, it could also damage your pipes, your sewer system and even your city’s septic system. Check out our previous post for a list of what not to flush.

Mistake #4. Attempting DIY plumbing repairs.

There are some plumbing issues that can easily be fixed, but it’s important to know when to call in a plumber. Homeowners can easily make mistakes when they attempt to fix their plumbing issues, and often, those mistakes make the problem worse than it was to begin with! When in doubt, call in a professional!

Mistake #5. Being too rough with faucet handles.

Many people crank on their faucet handles when there is a drip or a leak. Unfortunately, if you are too rough with your faucet handles you aren’t likely to fix the problem, and you could even end up breaking the handle, which will only make the problem worse.