You might have already been acquainted with a plumbing disaster at least once. If not, you are one of the lucky ones. But of course, it all depends on how you define “plumbing disaster” and how it applies to you. According to experts, most plumbing disasters nowadays result from either the lack of maintenance or a DIY project that’s gone bad. While there’s nothing wrong with trying to fix your own plumbing, the results you might get aren’t always pleasing. Better yet, hire a professional plumber and save yourself the hassle of dealing with an even bigger problem than you started.
Here’s how you can stay away from plumbing disasters:
Keep the small details of your garbage disposal in mind
Installing a garbage disposal unit isn’t all that hard. In fact, you don’t really need to call a North Myrtle Beach plumber to install one for you. But of course, if you don’t have the time, you can always hire someone to install it for you. However, installing your own garbage disposal has some disadvantages if you forget some of the steps. Be sure that when you are installing the garbage disposal, you don’t forget to remove the knockout plug. This is the hole where the dishwasher drains the water. If the plug is closed, the water will flood the dishwasher and possibly cause problems.
Connect pipes accordingly
It isn’t that hard to connect two pieces of piping together. However, what people don’t often realize is that corrosion happens when two different types of metals are connected. Copper pipes, for instance, must be isolated from other metals such as zinc, aluminum, stainless, steel, tin, and lead. Copper will corrode when in contact with these metals. The process is graduals. That’s why you can’t see any problems the first time you connect two metals together. However, as time passes, the metals interact and corrode the copper residential plumbing.
Don’t use untested solutions
You’ll often see a lot of products on TV or on the internet claiming to do wonders. Some of these products might even offer a quick fix to all of your plumbing concerns. While the advertisements might seem like the products are making quick work of the problems, think again. Not all “as seen on TV” products actually work in real life. Some of them are straight rip-offs. If you really want solid results, call an expert like NMB Plumbing Pros.
Properly break in your water heater
If you have a new water heater installed, be sure that you break it in properly. The one thing that you should never do is to turn the water heater on before water could circulate. Before you turn the water heater on, be sure to run the water to remove all the bubbles in the system. This way, the heating elements don’t burn up. It’s a mistake that’s easy to avoid but people are still making them. All the small things count and could help keep you away from plumbing disasters and costly plumbing repairs.
Don’t let your plumbing issues stress you out. Call NMB Plumbing Pros to take care of all your plumbing concerns. You may reach us at (843) 353-6409.
NMB Plumbing Pros
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582