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10 Common Plumbing Mistakes Series: Weight on Fixtures, Chemical Drain Cleaners

Posted on Friday, 04 March 2016 in Plumbing

Putting Heavy Weight on Fixtures:

Plumbing fixtures, such as shower heads, are not designed to hold much weight. Overloading a shower caddy can place too much weight on the shower arm and cause a crack or break in the wall.  These types of leaks can go undetected for long periods of time and cause mold or other damage.  New shower heads could cause the same issue if they are not properly installed. 

Using Chemical Drain Cleaners:
Many drain cleaners claim they are a one-stop solution for a clogged drain. However, most homeowners aren't aware the the harsh chemicals in the cleaner can corrode pipes and damage rubber fittings.If you do use a drain cleaner, use it sparingly!
You can always call Covenant Plumbing to help you with your plumbing service needs.
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