DIY Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

Do It Yourself plumbing projects can be fun and sometimes save you some money. But many plumbing mistakes made by amateurs can be very costly. Mistakes can result in water damage, safety issues and wasted time. Here are a few common plumbing mistakes to avoid.

Not Having The Right Tools

Not having the right tools can make your problem even worse or severely complicate the situation. Make sure you do your research and call a professional if you suspect you won’t have the tools to do the job.

Not Turning Off the Water

Before doing any projects that have to do with water pipes, make sure that you turn off the water. Most DIY mistakes end in water damage that can be quite costly to remedy.

Too Much Drain Cleaner

In moderation, liquid drain cleaner chemicals can be fine. But drain cleaner chemicals can also cause damage in some types of pipes, especially if used too often. If you find yourself having to use drain cleaner chemicals often, that may be a sign that it’s time to call a professional.

Refusing to Call for Help

It can be hard to admit defeat when wrapped up in a DIY project. Whether it’s because you don’t have the right tools, or because you’ve made the problem worse. But at a certain point the project may move past your comfort and skill level. When that happens call Hukill’s Inc! We’re here to answer all your questions and send help. 541-734-9000.

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