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3 Home Maintenance Mistakes That Could Lead to Pipe Repairs

July 21st, 2020

When it comes to pipe repairs in Philadelphia, no one wants to think that they might be the one dealing with a toilet that just won’t flush or a burst pipe. However, even the most common home maintenance mistakes can lead to a call to your local plumbing professionals.

To avoid damaging your pipes, don’t…

  • Neglect your plumbing maintenance. Keep your pipes clean to prevent buildup from damaging the plumbing system.
  • Put the wrong things into your drain. If you pour things like grease and oil down the drain, it could clog the drains and pipes. Scheduling a drain cleaning for your pipes can help you clear out a clog after it happens, but you still need to be careful about what you put down the drains. Only dispose of waste in your toilet, and avoid putting anything besides soft, non-fibrous foods into your garbage disposal.
  • Forget about tree roots. When you have a big tree near your pipes, the roots may push into the pipes in search of water and break them. While this isn’t necessarily a “mistake,” you increase the likelihood of damage if you don’t receive professional tree services soon after you notice that a large tree has roots that are damaging your pipes. If you do need to call for tree removal in order to save your pipes, always contact a professional tree removal company to get the job done — never attempt to fell a tree yourself!

If you want to make sure your pipes are in good working order, call us here at Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today. Whether you need a simple pipe repair or a comprehensive drain cleaning in and around the Philadelphia area, our team is always standing by to keep your home clean and safe!

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