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Avoid These 5 Common Plumbing Mistakes

At Matthews Plumbing and Maintenance, we often encounter issues that could have been easily avoided. Here are the top 5 common plumbing mistakes we see and how you can avoid them:

1. Not Preparing Your Plumbing Before Going on Holiday

Before you head off on your much-deserved break, make sure to prepare your plumbing. Knowing where your stopcock is located and how to shut off the water supply can save you from potential disasters while you're away.

2. Ignoring Dripping Taps

A dripping tap might seem like a minor issue, but it can waste a significant amount of water over time and increase your water bill. Fixing a dripping tap promptly can prevent bigger problems down the line.

3. Not Knowing Where Your Stopcock Is

Your stopcock controls the main water supply to your home. In case of an emergency, such as a burst pipe, knowing where your stopcock is and how to turn it off can prevent major water damage.

4. DIY Without Proper Knowledge

While DIY projects can be satisfying, attempting plumbing repairs without the proper knowledge and tools can lead to more harm than good. It's always best to consult a professional plumber to ensure the job is done correctly.

5. Not Servicing Boilers Annually

Regular boiler servicing is crucial to ensure it runs efficiently and safely. Annual servicing can prevent unexpected breakdowns and extend the lifespan of your boiler.

By avoiding these common mistakes, you can keep your plumbing system running smoothly and avoid costly repairs. If you have any concerns or need professional assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us at Matthews Plumbing and Maintenance. We're here to help!

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