Common Plumbing Mistakes That Homeowners Make

Schedule Online

Some homeowners prefer to take matters into their own hands when it comes to plumbing issues. However, it only takes a simple mistake for these issues to worsen. Meanwhile, others unknowingly mistreat and damage their plumbing.

As your go-to plumber in Chandler, AZ, Zippity Split Plumbing is here to help you make educated decisions for your plumbing system. We list some of the common plumbing mistakes you should avoid.

Flushing Everything Down the Toilet

You may eventually end up with an emergency plumbing situation if you flush everything down the toilet. This is because other than toilet paper and waste, nothing else is meant to be put down your toilet. Avoid treating your toilet as a trash can, and you won’t have to worry about making this plumbing mistake. This goes even for products that say “flushable” on their labels, such as cat litter and wipes.

Pouring Grease, Oil, and Fat Down the Drain

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that it’s fine to put grease, oil, and fat down their kitchen sink drains. In reality, these substances can cause some of the worst clogs you may ever experience. They may get down the drain, but once they reach the pipes, they can sit and harden, solidifying to the point where water won’t drain properly. You will need immediate plumbing services once this happens.

Using Chemical Drain Cleaners

Although chemical drain cleaners are heavily advertised as the best option for clearing drain clogs, they only do more harm than good. Not only can they damage your pipes, but they can also pose health hazards to you and your family as a result of their toxic fumes and caustic substances. These products can also damage your septic system, which means you might need extensive plumbing repairs if that happens to you.

DIY Drain Snaking

DIY drain snaking may seem like a good idea to save money. However, if you’re inexperienced and have the wrong plumbing snake, you might only worsen the problem. You may end up having to hire a professional to fix the mess.

Zippity Split Plumbing is a reliable plumbing company that can tackle any job, big or small, in your home. If you want to learn more plumbing tips or to schedule an appointment with our team, don’t hesitate to contact us.

$35 off any first time customer

Call us to schedule your service or request a free estimate today.

What We Do

Our team is comprised of expert sewer repair and trenchless pipe lining specialists who will service you with professionalism and speed.


Plumbing Services


Emergency Services


Water Heater


Tankless Water Heater


Water Leaks


Water Treatment


Garbage Disposal




Drain Cleaning