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Common Habits That Could Be Harming Your Denver Plumbing

The plumbing is one of the most underrated portions of your home’s infrastructure. To our dismay and the dismay of many plumbing companies, it’s often likely that the plumbing system in your home is neglected until it is in absolute dire need of attention. While this isn’t a big deal (we love coming to see our customers) we also want to help them save money in the long run by avoiding any repairs that weren’t bound to happen in the first place. Let’s talk about what the most common plumbing issue are that people experience and what is causing them.

DIY Fixes to Leaking Pipes or Broken Valves

If you have taken it upon yourself to fix a leaky pipe or a broken valve, the solution may be working for now but this may not always be the case. Your temporary fix could turn into a worse problem. It is always a good idea to call a local plumber after you find a quick fix to what originally just a tiny problem. This way, your issue will not get worse while you wait for the plumber to arrive but it also won’t turn into something worse over time.

Clogged Drains

While you may be pleased with the ability that store-bought drain cleaners have to make your water run through the pipes once again, you could be doing more damage than good. The harsh ingredients that are included in these drain cleaners can actually ruin your pipes entirely after a lot of use. Instead of using these products, we would suggest trying to get the clog out with a plunger. If that doesn’t work, it’s time to call your local plumber.

Sewage Pipe Blockage

While you want to keep your toilet smelling good, toilet fresheners are known to cause extreme blockage in your pipes. Even the tiniest piece of a toilet freshener breaking off can result in major issues with your plumbing. Avoid using these to ensure that you don’t run into any issues.

Broken Garbage Disposal

If your garbage disposal is broken, it is because of one of two reasons. Either you have had your garbage disposal for years and years and it’s time for it to be replaced or you are putting things in it that you shouldn’t be. Using your garbage disposal to get rid of grease or harsh chemicals, as well as bones or other items that are not broken easily will only leave you calling your plumbing company for a hefty repair.

Water Heater Issues

In case you aren’t sure, your water heater should be replaced every 10 or so years. Some people think they can replace their water heater on their own, however, this is never a good idea. Not only will you likely be unable to complete the job, but in the case that you do, the odds of being hooked up correctly is slim to none. This is why you should always contact your local Denver plumber to do the job for you.

Contact High 5 Plumbing today if you need help with any of the issues listed above.