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Benefits of Hiring a Professional Plumber

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Plumber

It’s important to know when a plumbing problem is a DIY job or when you need to hire a professional plumber. In this blog, we discuss plumbing and some of the benefits that residential and commercial customers get when they hire a professional to handle their plumbing problems and maintenance. Plumbing 101 It’s easy to think of plumbing as pipes just glued together, but a plumbing system is complicated and complex. In fact, your house has more than one plumbing system. You have the system that delivers clean water, and another that removes sewage and gray water. There is also the system that delivers gas from your gas supply to your home, and then to the gas appliances. Your HVAC system also has its own set of plumbing. So right off the bat, plumbing becomes complex. Before you jump into a DIY plumbing project, make sure that you understand what the problem is and how your repair is going to affect the entire plumbing system. The first benefit of hiring a professional plumber is that they understand your plumbing system and how it works. So you gain their knowledge and experience when you hire them. A good example of why this is important is air shaft vents. Yes, your home and business have air shaft vents that help the system drain and prevents toxic gases from building up in the system. The DIY Plumber There are plenty of plumbing jobs that a DIY plumber can do and save money. There is a lot of information on the internet that shows you how to do simple plumbing jobs. What happens when those simple jobs go...
Top 5 Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

Top 5 Plumbing Mistakes to Avoid

At Crawford Mechanical Services, we’re determined to provide the best plumbing services in Ohio, so we only hire plumbers and technicians who truly care about their craft. We’ll brainstorm effective solutions to fix your leaks and unclog your drains, but we know you’d rather prevent these problems from occurring in the first place. In order to minimize your costs and make your life easier, we’ve decided to share some of the most common plumbing mistakes that our customers make. We know how to reverse the damage that these household blunders cause, but if you learn how to avoid them, that won’t be necessary. 1. Leaving the hose outside year-round If you’re a homeowner in Ohio, you already know that our cold winters create a laundry list of household risks and expenses. However, you may not realize that your hose is actually one of the biggest culprits of wintertime damage. When temperatures begin to plummet, you should disconnect the hoses from all your outside faucets. If you leave them attached, your water lines could gradually freeze, causing extensive damage to your pipes and home. 2. Abusing your garbage disposal Far too many homeowners overestimate the power of their garbage disposal. Don’t adopt an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality about the items you shove down your drain. Only small, soft, organic matter belongs in the garbage disposal. Fruit peels, rice, and other hard foods can damage the disposable blades, and paper products will clog the pipes over time because they don’t break down. 3. Attempting to fix it yourself Unless you’re a professional plumber, you should think twice before tackling a plumbing problem yourself. Even if a visible clog...