Many plumbers are called out for general plumbing that are fairly routine and common. Unfortunately, homeowners sometimes make their own problems when trying to fix their own plumbing issues in an attempt to do it themselves. However, plumbing is an important trade for a reason. Household plumbing is essential for the function of the home and can be intricate and complex. CDL Plumbing Newcastle have shared two mistakes’ homeowners make when attempting to solve plumbing problems on their own.
- Not Having the Right Tools
There’s a reason why most plumber have a truck full of equipment and tools. Having the right tool for the job is key, many homeowners feel that they can accomplish the job with a different or similar tool however this is not always the case. Using the wrong pair of pliers on a pipe could result in breakage and further issues or similarly using the wrong fitting for a joint could result in leakages.
- Blocked Drains
Blocked drains are one of the most common plumbing problems and many people feel that they could easily fix them on their own. All too often homeowners reach for the nearest bottle of chemical drain cleaner to solve their problem. Unfortunately, these can sometimes only worse n the problem as they don’t always fix the blockage and can leave toxic chemical in your pipes and degrade them, resulting in further issues down the track.