Avoid These Common Plumbing Mistakes

Many people attempt to tackle common plumbing issues on their own. While there may be some things that are easy to handle, we recommend utilizing our plumbers in Northbrook, IL to ensure no further damage is done. Take proper care of your home’s plumbing system and make sure you avoid these common plumbing mistakes.

Throwing the Wrong Items Down the Drain

A good rule of thumb: if you’re questioning whether or not you should throw something down your kitchen sink, chances are, you should probably refrain. Water can only absorb so much, so throwing something down your drain that doesn’t belong may cause a major clog. It is at this point that you’ll need to call our plumber in Northbrook, IL, as store-bought drain cleaners likely won’t fix the problem.

Stopping Faucet Leaks with Excessive Pressure

Sinks that drip water can be frustrating, so many people try to fix the problem by applying extra force when turning the sink off. Although this seems like a good idea in theory, unfortunately, tightly securing your faucet off won’t fix the issue. In fact, it may cause further damage if you accidentally break the handle.

Taking Items Apart

You may feel like your plumbing issues can be fixed if you simply deconstruct the fixture itself. The problem is, this may cause even more damage if you don’t know how to properly put it back together.

A well-functioning plumbing system is crucial to your home! If you have questions or need help with your plumbing needs, contact our experienced plumbers in Northbrook, IL today.

About the Author


I’m Andy Visconi, the Operations Manager at BMW Plumbing since 1999.  When I’m not talking to our many Customers about their plumbing needs, scheduling one of our expert plumbers to a home or business or responding to plumbing emergencies, I can be found spending time with my wife Megan and two children.

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