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The Most Common Plumbing Mistakes Made By New Homeowners And How To Avoid Them


Category: Plumbing

Many new homeowners make plumbing mistakes that lead to inconveniences. If you don't want to experience a plumbing emergency, here are some of the biggest mistakes we've noticed are made by new and prospective homeowners here in Los Angeles. We want to make sure your home is in excellent shape.

1. Getting Around the Plumbing Inspection

If you are planning to buy a new house or have already purchased one, we strongly advise you to have a plumbing check performed. We can tell you the age of your pipes, any potential problems we find, and what may need to be repaired or replaced in the near future, such as a water heater, by having one of our experienced technicians look at your home's plumbing system. If you don't have a plumbing examination, you'll almost certainly be faced with unexpected and potentially costly repairs.

2. Putting Off Minor Issues

If your home has drains that clog frequently, faucets that drip constantly, or a toilet that won't stop running, putting off these seemingly minor issues indefinitely usually leads to larger plumbing issues later. If you're experiencing any of these issues in your new home, give us a call at Boss Plumbing. While that drippy faucet may not seem like a major concern, tiny drips of water pile up over time, resulting in a higher monthly water bill. Additionally, a toilet that is left running too long may overflow and damage your bathroom floor, while a drain clog may eventually lead to entirely stopped pipes.

3. Water Isn't Turned Off

If you decide to take on what you hope will be a simple DIY plumbing project, don't make the mistake of failing to cut off the water first. If you're replacing a faucet, for example, failing to turn off the water will quickly soak you and everything else around you, resulting in a mess and possible damage to flooring and furniture. Know where to cut off your water and how to do it correctly before beginning any plumbing operation. Put down the wrench, pick up the phone, and call a professional plumber if you feel like you're in over your head.

4. Making Mistakes with the Wrong Tools

We've seen it time and time again where new homeowners have attempted to execute a DIY plumbing project with the incorrect tools. As a result, a simple repair task for a professional plumber becomes an expensive replacement of an appliance or other element of a home's plumbing system. You risk causing worse problems and destroying pipelines, valves, fittings, or appliances if you use the wrong tools. Remember that not all wrenches are created equal, and not all plumbing tasks are created equal.

When in doubt, seek the advice of a professional plumber.

Why add to your workload by attempting to resolve plumbing difficulties on your own when you already have a lot on your plate as a new homeowner? Contact a professional instead. We offer a wide range of residential plumbing services in Los Angeles and are always ready to assist new homeowners in getting their plumbing systems up to speed.

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