If your home has older pipes that have sprung leaks, or if it is no longer
up to code, you will have to call a
Sacramento plumber. Not all plumbing problems are avoidable. Some issues, though, are preventable,
and you can guard against them simply by familiarizing yourself with the
mistakes that cause them. The three mistakes below often lead to plumbing
Applying Excessive Force to Fixtures
Plumbing fixtures are not indestructible—in fact, some are not even
made from metal, but rather from shiny plastic designed to look like metal.
Homeowners sometimes make the mistake of applying too much force to various
fixtures: they may twist faucet or bathtub knobs extra hard in order to
stop a drip, or hang heavy toiletry racks from shower heads. Treat your
fixtures with respect and so that you don’t have to
call an emergency plumber in the middle of the night.
Misusing the Garbage Disposal
Despite their name, these household appliances cannot shred every bit
of waste in your kitchen. Trash such as potato skins, asparagus stems,
lemon peels, melon rinds, and other fibrous vegetable matter can become
tangled in the blades, leading to a stalled disposal. When your disposal
stalls, you can’t clear it simply with drain cleaning fluid—you
need to call a plumber who can shut it off and remove the material that
is clogging it.
Flushing Inappropriate Materials
Your toilet has a very specific purpose: it is not a disposal device for
any random household waste. Sometimes homeowners mistakenly think that
they can flush kitchen grease down the toilet. But pouring grease into
the toilet will cause a clogged drain line just as it would if you poured
it down the kitchen sink drain, and you might also end up needing more
costly toilet repairs.
If you do experience
routine plumbing problems such as slow drains, or an emergency such as an overflowing toilet or
a burst pipe, call Ace Plumbing (866) 999-4703 for timely, professional
service throughout the Sacramento area.