While Texas generally has more pleasant weather than the northern states, it also experiences adverse weather conditions such as extreme temperatures and storms. These unfavorable conditions make life more inconvenient and uncomfortable. They can also do significant damage to your plumbing system. While some plumbing problems are easy and inexpensive to fix, others can cost a significant amount of money. Here are three common but potentially costly plumbing problems.
Ignoring Leaks and Drips
According to the EPA, a leaky faucet dripping at the rate of one drop per second can waste over 3,000 gallons of water a year, which is enough water to take over 180 showers. As such, it’s important to fix any leak you find in your home, no matter how small or insignificant it is.
In order to prevent leaks and drips, you should make sure there are no clogs in your plumbing system and all pipes are in good working condition.
Overusing Drain Cleaner
If it’s used according to instructions, a drain cleaner can help you clean your drains effectively and safely. However, if it is overused, it may corrode certain draining materials and worsen clogs. It’s essential that you avoid using more drain cleaner than the amount recommended in the instructions.
Flushing the Wrong Things Down the Toilet
Some people have the habit of flushing inappropriate things down the toilet. The items will go into a three-inch pipe that connects to another pipe that discharges water from the entire house. So, sending overly large items down the toilet may cause all the drains in your home to back up. Make sure you and your family members don’t flush the wrong things down the toilet.
Costly plumbing problems can be avoided with proper use of plumbing fixtures and regular plumbing maintenance. If you need help fixing a plumbing problem in your home, Sinclair Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Inc. is here to help. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 844-749-2665.