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Residential PlumberDo you find that you often have to call a residential plumber? Here are some common mistakes that you may be making in your home that would lead you to call a residential plumber more often than is really necessary.

1. Putting too much weight on fixtures– Using the faucet in the bathtub as a footrest or putting too many heavy things in a shower caddy can cause faucets and showerheads to break off at the threads, causing enough damage where you will need to call a residential plumber come and repair your bathtub or shower fixture.

2. Cranking your faucet too hard if there is a consistent drip or if there is a leak– When your faucets are dripping or leaking, it is probably your first instinct to crank the handle as hard as you can. However, this can break the handle, causing more damage than if you just called a residential plumber in the first place to stop the dripping or leaky faucet.

3. Putting the wrong food waste down the garbage disposal– Due to the name “garbage disposal”, you may think it can handle all types of food waste. However, garbage disposals are not made to handle food waste such as potato peels, watermelon rinds, pumpkin carvings, and other similar items. If you simply throw these things away in the trash, you will save yourself from calling a residential plumber.

At A Step Above Plumbing, we are happy to help you with any of these plumbing problems and more. We serve the Lithia, Florida area and would love to be your residential plumber!