Plumbers get emergency calls for many reasons, from clogged sinks to burst pipes to sewage back-up. Although no one can predict when a sewer main will clog or a toilet flapper will fail, many of the most common plumbing calls could have been prevented with a little foresight and some knowledge of the home’s plumbing system.
Save yourself money and time: Check out these five things your plumber wishes you wouldn’t do.
Use Chemical Clog Busters
A chemical clog buster should never be your first choice when trying to loosen a stopped drain. If there’s something solid in the pipe, the corrosive chemicals may not be able to dissolve it, leaving you with a sink full of burbling liquid incrementally etching your pipes until the plumber arrives.