Don’t Put Solid Trash in Your Drains
It’s easy to think of your Drains as a catch-all for food scraps. But if you put the wrong waste product down there, they can ruin or break your pipes and cause the whole system to break down. These items should ne avoided: Fats, Cooking oils, Coffee grinds, Flour, Vegetable skins, Egg Shells, Produce Stickers, etc.
Don’t Overtighten Plumbing Connections
There’s a reason that old adage “hand-tight is just right” has stood the test of time. When it comes to fittings and connections, tighten them only as far as you can with your hand. This helps prevent breaking bolts, cracking pipes or porcelain, and stripping screws.
Don’t Hesitate to Call for Help
If you’re in over your head, put down the tools and pick up the phone. Some plumbing work requires seasoned professionals to tackle—and that’s okay. When that happens, you just need to call the right team for assistance.