Did you know that water damage makes up the largest percentage of home insurance? Plumbing issues are often the culprit. You may be tempted to do the repairs yourself to save some money. However, you may just make the situation worse. There are numerous mistakes that a novice plumber could make. In this video, you will learn about a few of these mishaps.
Consider contacting professional plumbing services.
One mistake is forgetting to wipe away excess flux after soldering. Flux is an acid and while useful during the soldering process, excess flux can eat away at the pipes. This can lead to leaks over time. It is much better to take a little extra time to make sure you do it right the first time.
You may also forget to turn the water off before starting your repairs. This is easy to forget. However, it can be costly once water is everywhere. Therefore, simply remember to turn off the water before working on the piping. There is normally a valve nearby that just needs to be turned to cut off water to that part of the system.