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5 DIY Plumbing Hacks That Could Actually Backfire

We all love saving a buck, and sometimes that means attempting to fix a plumbing problem ourselves. But before you grab your wrench, there are a few DIY hacks that can actually do more harm than good. In this blog post, we'll debunk some common plumbing myths and share why it's always best to call a professional plumber for certain tasks.


* Myth #1: Boiling water can clear a clogged drain. While boiling water can sometimes loosen minor clogs, it's not a long-term solution and can actually damage your pipes if done repeatedly.

* Myth #2: Plungers can fix any clog. Plungers are great for clogs in your sink or bathtub, but they won't work for deeper clogs in your main sewer line.

* Myth #3: Chemical drain cleaners are a quick fix. These harsh chemicals can damage your pipes and even cause skin burns.

* Myth #4: You can fix a leaky faucet by tightening the packing nut. Leaky faucets often require replacing the washer or cartridge, which is a job best left to a plumber.

* Myth #5: Ignoring a small leak will save you money. Small leaks can waste a lot of water over time and can also lead to more serious problems down the road.

When it comes to plumbing, it's always best to err on the side of caution. If you're not sure how to fix a problem, call a professional plumber. They have the training and experience to get the job done right, saving you time, money, and frustration in the long run.


Need help with a plumbing problem? Contact Andrade Plumbing today! 209-828-6600. We offer a variety of plumbing services to residential and commercial customers in Ceres, Turlock, Modesto and the surrounding areas.www.andradesplumbing.com


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