Most people turn on the tap and expect water to flow from it. Whether it is to take a shower, wash your car, wash your dishes, or water your garden, plumbing is a modern convenience that we take for granted daily.

Most people never consider where their water is coming from and how it is getting to their homes, let alone how it got to be coming out of the tap until there is a problem! Leaking pipes, blocked drains, and backed-up toilets remind us how important plumbers are to our everyday lives.

Anyone who has tried to hack their way through home plumbing repairs and ended up making the problem worse will attest to the fact that plumbing is technical and should rather be handled by skilled, professional plumbing companies.

Home plumbing problems remind us how important plumbing is, but do we ever stop to consider what it must be like to be a plumber?

Here are a few things that plumbers wish that you knew:

Every day is a new day

Plumbing is such a multi-faceted profession that each day presents a new challenge. And that keeps the job interesting! Each job presents a new challenge and opportunity to learn new skills. As a plumbing company in the South Suburbs, Cape Town we pride ourselves in continual growth and train our staff to the highest of standards.

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Plumber cleaning the drains

Kitchen waste takes the cake

Ask a plumber which is worse, human waste or kitchen waste and kitchen waste wins every time! Solidified, decaying animal fat is one of those problems that your plumber wishes you would avoid at ALL COSTS! Regular, professional drain cleaning can prevent a full blockage of your home plumbing and is something that your plumber recommends.

Plumbing is a risky job

When one thinks of dangerous jobs, plumbing does not immediately come to mind. However, consider that plumbers work with hot water, water under pressure, pipes buried under the ground or in hard-to-reach areas and combine these risks with germs, disease, and household pests and you’re looking at one risky profession!

Plumbers fixing a basin

Experience, experience, experience!

Using an experienced and qualified plumber the first time around makes everyone’s lives SO much easier! Simple jobs that could have been fixed in no time become major problems when worked on by inexperienced ‘plumbers’. Using a professional Plumber in the Souther Suburbs will not only save you time, but it will also save you money as the job will be done correctly the first time.

YouTube plumbing tutorials do not make you a plumber!

While some DIY plumbing problems can be fixed, most are too technical to be tackled by an amateur. Watching YouTube videos and hiring plumbing equipment has led to broken arms or painful chemical burns and is frankly just not worth the risk. Not to mention that you may make the problem worse. Rather contact us, your friendly neighbour plumbers in Souther Suburbs, we’re here to help.

Plumbers draining a septic tank

Don’t neglect your septic tank

Your septic tank deserves your attention. It should be pumped regularly and should never have traditional household cleaners flushed into it. Maintenance of a septic tank is far cheaper and easier than a major repair and should never be overlooked.

Just because it says ‘flushable’ does not mean that it should be flushed

Don’t make the mistake of flushing ANYTHING down your toilet except toilet paper. Paper is made to break down easily. Wipes, cotton wool, earbuds, floss, paper towels, etc. will only cause a blockage within your sewerage system and will need to be unclogged by a professional plumber. This is one plumbing problem that is so easily avoided!

Plumbers finding earbuds in toilet

To Summarise

These are just a few things that plumbers wish that you knew. What is the best advice that professional plumbers can give? Use us! Call Absolute Plumbing Cape Town sooner rather than later to fix that plumbing problem that you know you may not have the necessary skills and experience to fix yourself without the help of a plumber. We are here to make your life easier and save you money in the long run.

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