In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most common myths out there surrounding plumbing and your plumbing system. Sadly, these misconceptions have spread around pretty widely in some cases, meaning many people are misinformed about some of the simplest parts of their own home’s plumbing system.
At City Creek Plumbing, we’re here to not only provide a wide range of plumbing services to our Kaysville and nearby clients, from general bathroom and kitchen plumbing to specific needs like water softener services and more, but also to help bring you proper information on your entire system. Here are a few of the other common myths we’ve heard about plumbing over the years, plus some corrections on each.
“All Plumbers Are the Same”
Plumbers are important professionals who have to go through a lot of schooling and certification in order to be able to work on your home’s plumbing, but that doesn’t mean they’re all the same. Different plumbers will have different specialties, areas of focus, and even different rates for services. Make sure you’re doing your research on any potential plumbers before you hire them, in order to be sure they’re the right person (or team) for the job.
“I Don’t Need a Plumber, I Can Just Go to Home Depot”
This one is technically true – you can go to Home Depot and purchase supplies to try and fix your plumbing on your own. However, this isn’t always the best idea.
First of all, unless you’re a certified professional yourself, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to properly fix the issue. Second, even if you do manage to fix it, any warranty on the plumbing supplies you purchase will likely be voided since you didn’t have a professional install them.
“I Only Need to Worry About My Plumbing If There’s a Problem”
This is one of the biggest myths out there, and unfortunately, it leads to a lot of people not taking proper care of their plumbing system. Just like any other system in or around your home, your plumbing needs regular maintenance in order to function properly. This maintenance can be as simple as making sure to regularly clean your drains, or as involved as having a professional come in and inspect everything for any potential issues.
If you wait until there’s an issue with your plumbing before you start taking care of it, you’re likely going to end up dealing with much bigger (and more expensive) problems down the road.
With the right basic information and ability to avoid misinformation, you can stay fully informed on every part of your plumbing system and its operations. For more on this, or to learn about any of our plumbing services in Kaysville or nearby areas, speak to our team at City Creek Plumbing today.