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5 Common Causes of Plumbing Problems

Your plumbing system isn’t always on the top of your mind, but it is one of the most important systems in your home. You may even take your plumbing system for granted and you may be mistreating it without even realizing it.

Not taking proper care of your plumbing system can cause damage that can be expensive and stressful to repair. In our experience, here are 5 common causes of plumbing problems.

1. Trash

Paper, plastic, glass, metal, and other articles can cause major problems and damage to plumbing systems. Garbage disposals are not always reliable. A good thing to remember is to not treat your disposal as a trashcan. Many items that you are putting down the disposal may be better suited ofr the trash.

2. Grease

Never, ever, ever pour grease down the drain! Did we mention NEVER? Grease poured down the drain can cause expensive damage to your plumbing system. After time, grease can build up in pipes and septic systems leading to drainage problems that will eventually need to be professionally repaired.

3. Tree roots

Tree roots are one of the biggest culprit when it comes to damage to plumbing systems. Roots are searching for water constantly. Over time, they make their way in your pipes and cause massive damage. This can be an expensive and stressful repair. Most of the time, there isn’t much that you can do to avoid this issue. However, you can avoid complications with tree roots, by not planting plants too close to a lateral line, replace shrubs and small trees every couple of years, and select plants which grow slowly.

4. Hair

Hair down the shower drain can be a messy and irritating plumbing problem, usually the damage to a plumbing system can be relatively minimal. However, the DIY drain cleaning that you may try could cause more problems within your system.

5. Liquid Drain Cleaners

As we alluded to in #4, your DIY fixes can actually cause more issues. Liquid drain cleaners are a go-to solution for most when it comes to clogs, however the harsh chemicals in them can cause damage to plumbing systems, and are really not good for the environment. Plus they don’t always solve the problem and need repeated use. Calling a professional can end up costing you less for your clog issues.

We specialize in these common plumbing problems. When you call us, we take over and get your plumbing system working quickly, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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