31 Oct 2012

Problems like a leaking shower, erroneous faucets or blocked drains are not new to any homeowner. Sometimes, these problems are less and sometimes intense. Even if the issue is that serious, you should not take such these too nonchalantly. In this regard, it is important to take note of some mistakes or blunders that arise concerning plumbing. These blunders might haunt you later if you are keep spending money on hiring plumber frequently. Let’s read to find out what these mistakes are.

Fixing Issues in Haste

Fixing leaking faucets or faulty drainage in haste is the most common mistake. People have the tendency to overlook problems initially and opt for temporary resolutions. This results in greater issues later. This happens when you have guests to visit your house. You try to get rid of the problem by calling an inefficient plumber who does mends a leaking pipe for the time being. However, later on you find that more is being leaked owing to a greater breakage in the pipe.

Joining Pipes that Mismatch

If this mistake is committed by your repairman, then it’s beyond acceptance. If two pipes are joined having different diameters, the results will be disastrous. Attaching a galvanized or copper pipe will make the situation messier. Do you know why? That’s because the copper is sure to corrode and will result in seepage.  Do not forget to use a Teflon tape that is used by a plumber. This will ensure that pipes don’t start leaking again.

Opting for Poor Quality Parts

There are some people who in a temptation to save money purchase poor quality parts, defective faucets or other faulty fixtures. The results are obvious. These parts function for some time and then collapse completely. As a result, you have to spend more money to get these defective parts mended or buy new ones. Therefore, it is always better to buy plumbing parts from reliable brands.