Plumbing issues are not something you want to encounter as a homeowner, but it is something you will have an issue with at some point in time. Preventing plumbing problems to begin with is important. If you have plumbing problems in your home, you should hire a professional plumber to help you clear up the issues you are having before you end up with a more serious problem that you aren't able to handle on your own. Read on for a few plumbing problems that can be avoided. 

1. Clogged Sink

Prevent a clog in your sink by making sure you are using the drain plug in the sink basin. The drain plug helps prevent anything other than soap and water from going down the drain. If you don't use the drain stop, anything can make its way down into the drain and lead to a clog. If you have a garbage disposal, be sure you are using it properly. The disposal can only take in so much before it ends up clogging. Hard items such as bones or fruit pits can end up clogging or even breaking your disposal.

2. Clogged Toilet

Prevent a clogged toilet by only allowing toilet paper and waste to go down the drain. Flushing anything other than that down the drain can lead to a toilet clog. Too much toilet paper may also clog your toilet, so limit how much you put down the toilet at one time as well. If you have to, give your toilet an extra flush to keep things moving properly. Remember that just because a package says it can be flushed doesn't mean that it should be flushed down your toilet. If you have a sensitive toilet, it won't be able to take in some items.

3. Leaky Faucet

Prevent a leak in your faucet by turning the water on and off carefully. If you adjust the handles on your faucets and are too rough on them, you may end up breaking the seals in the handles and leave your faucet leaking. If you slam the handle down each time, it's going to end up causing a leak from the handles or even from the faucet spout. Take it easy on your faucet handles to prevent a problem.

If you have a plumbing problem, you should hire a plumber to make the repairs for you. Do what you can to prevent a plumbing problem to begin with, but if you end up with an issue, hire a plumber.

Contact a local plumber for more information.

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