Improper use of appliances, neglecting basic maintenance and attempting to fix or address even seemingly minor plumbing problems without the help of a professional can prove to be a very serious and costly mistake.
Knowing more about the most common mistakes appliance owners make and the blunders that can turn any DIY project into a much larger problem would be to your advantage.
There is no substitute for the services of a qualified professional and homeowners who know when and where to seek professional solutions may end up saving themselves considerable expense and aggravation.
Common Mistakes to Avoid
Relying on Liquid Drain Cleaners to Provide a Long-Term Solution
Drains that are suffering from low water-flow or that have become blocked completely are often signs of a more serious problem. While a liquid drain cleaner may provide an effective temporary solution, a professional inspection, cleaning or even appliance and pipe replacement may be needed in order to avoid reoccurring problems or issues that may result in permanent damage to fixtures and equipment.
Unclogging a Drain with the Wrong Tools
Dealing with a drain clog requires a range of specific tools. Using a screwdriver, wire coat-hanger or other household object to deal with a clog, block or other problem may do serious damage to appliances, pipes and fixtures. Working with a professional will ensure that problems can be accurately identified and dealt with safely and effectively.
Overloading the Garbage Disposal
Treating your garbage disposal like a trash compactor is a recipe for disaster. The most common problems with disposals occur when they are overloaded. A clogged disposal can quickly suffer from a burned out motor, and may require the services of a professional in order to make repairs or install a new unit.
Knowing When to Seek Help From a Professional
Waiting until you are faced with a larger, more serious and more costly problem to contact a professional can be a very serious mistake. Dealing with problems on your own or attempting to complete a project that may be beyond your understanding or require skills and resources that you do not have can lead to any number of complications and issues that home and property owners would be wise to avoid.
Seeking assistance from a trained and experienced professional will ensure that minor issues will be addressed effectively long before they grow into more serious problems.
Don't get mixed up in a serious plumbing issue in your Ruston home. Call Mark Johnson Plumbing at (318) 257-6167 today, and have the professionals clean up that mess.