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The plumbing system in your Bradenton, Florida, home is one of those things that you probably don’t think much about, at least until something goes wrong. Some of the habits you have may actually be impacting how well your plumbing can function. Be aware of potential plumbing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Plumbing Mistakes Include Overusing Chemical Drain Cleaners

When you have a clog in one of your drains, your first instinct may be to pull out the bottle of chemical drain cleaner and pour some down the opening. However, these products contain harsh chemicals that can seriously damage your pipes over time. When used every once in a while, the products likely won’t cause too much damage, but overuse can lead to corrosion, which means your pipes will start to leak and you’ll need repiping services.

Instead of using harsh chemicals, try using natural solutions to clear your drains, such as baking soda, boiling water, and vinegar. If you can’t get the clog to move, contact one of our plumbing experts to locate and remove it.

Ignoring a Potential Plumbing Issue

If you hear a dripping sound or notice your faucet is leaking, it’s important to figure out the problem right away, rather than ignoring it. Plumbing issues generally get worse before they get better, and you could end up with significant water damage that will be expensive and time-consuming to repair.

Even a small leak can result in the loss of a lot of water, which can destroy your flooring, drywall, and personal possessions. Excess moisture can also increase the risk of biological growth, which can make your family sick.

Putting Too Much Down Your Drains

Certain things can clog and damage your drains, as well as increase the risk of damage to your pipes. Make sure to keep certain things out of your plumbing system, such as eggshells, oils, fats, grease, paper towels, diapers, baby wipes, and cat litter.

At Aqua Plumbing & Air, we can take care of any plumbing issues that arise at your home, so give us a call for more information at (941) 306-3715.

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