PLUMBING DON’TS YOU MUST BE AWARE OF

Leading Islington plumbers Plumbwise is just a phone call away when you have a plumbing emergency going on in your house. However, if you want to get some peace of mind, it is essential for you to take care of your plumbing systems in advance and learn what to/not to do to prevent any plumbing emergency.

Using harsh chemicals to clean your drains

Even though it seems like the immediate logical decision to take, the effects of pouring down harsh chemicals in your toilet, sink or shower drains are detrimental in the long run.

The first negative effect is definitely for yourself. On the top of the ingredients list of many common household solvent products you can find strong chemicals such as sodium hydroxide or sulphuric acid. As stated by U.S. National Library of Medicine, “Drain cleaners contain very dangerous chemicals that can be harmful to your health if swallowed or breathed in. Swallowing such poisons can have severe effects on many parts of the body. Damage continues to occur in the oesophagus and stomach for several weeks after the drain cleaner was swallowed.” Even if you ensured a safe environment before using these dangerous chemicals, your drains might not be strong enough and they can destroy the pipes, causing you to require an emergency plumbing service.

Trying to DIY your plumbing

Thanks to years of experience and a portfolio full of different types of case studies, plumbers know how to fix your plumbing problem faster. If you try to fix your own plumbing problem yourself, you might even cause a bigger problem to deal with later on. Calling an emergency plumbing service is definitely the right solution to solve your plumbing issues. Despite being Islington plumbers, we offer our services across London, anytime of the day.

Flushing everything

You shouldn’t be treating your toilet like a rubbish bin. Even the products which are labelled as “flushable” have the possibility to block your toilet drain as they are not produced to disintegrate as quickly as regular toilet paper. The damage doesn’t stop there – 80% of flooding in the UK happens due to blockage in sewers. Water.org.uk states that “In the Thames region alone, disposal of unsuitable products, combined with fats, oils, grease and food waste poured down the sink, causes 1,000 homes and 5,000 gardens to be flooded each year. The nationwide cost of unblocking the sewers already runs to £88 million a year.”

Not reading your water bill

Reading your water bill can be the easiest way for you to catch a minor leak in your plumbing systems. If you don’t know how to interpret the numbers you see on your bill and what you should expect to understand from each section, use Thames Water’s interactive bill tool to get your water bill know-how.

At Plumbwise, we offer a reliable and professional plumbing service in Islington and across London 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Give us a call on 0800 018 0495 for an emergency plumbing service or for any other plumbing needs you want us to tackle.

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