While you may feel confident about fixing some plumbing problems on your own at home, there are several do-it-yourself jobs that are harder than they first appear. To avoid creating larger problems with pipes and toilets, it’s usually best to leave this work to professional plumbers.

Here are the three biggest home plumbing mistakes to avoid.

Fixing Clogged Toilets

Sink plungers are often used to fix clogged toilets, but these devices do not solve the problem because air enters the plunger and reduces its suction. Only a flange plunger designed for toilets will work to remove clogs effectively at home. These plungers have a small rubber extension at the end that fits inside the toilet drain without allowing air to enter. This system works only with simple clogs.

Faucet Leaks

A leak in a bathroom or kitchen faucet can waste large amounts of water in a short period of time, so do not ignore them. It won’t make sense for homeowners to look into repair kits sold in hardware stores and trying to fix it themselves. Instead, get in touch with professional plumbers in Los Angeles who have the equipment to fix faucet leaks quickly and easily.

Drain Cleaners

The chemical drain cleaners sold in stores often cause more problems than they fix. You may be nagged by clogged drains or toilets, but these chemical cleaners can damage pipes and leave dangerous toxins floating in the tub or toilet when they do not work. Likewise, the chemicals create hazards around the home for children and pets. Before you create a bigger problem, contact a professional for quick and efficient drain service.

Express Plumbing & Rooter can help you avoid and fix any plumbing and / or rooter problems. For further information or service specials please visit www.ExpressPlumbingandRooter.com or contact us at 800-628-5553.