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Plumbing and Water Safety – When to Call a Professional

While many home maintenance issues can and should be left to the professionals, being able to follow a set of instructions for those small DIY jobs might just be a life saver in one’s time of need. Unfortunately, tackling these projects yourself can also wreak havoc on your home. To take out some of that stressful guesswork, we’ve compiled a list of common DIY plumbing mistakes made by average homeowners.   Excessive Use of Drain Cleaner   While harsh chemicals can occasionally be beneficial to remove that dirty food smell from the sink, using these as one’s first resort can do more harm to the home – and body – than good. The main rise for concern regarding drain chemicals is inhalation or accidental ingestion. While it might seem like common sense for most people to avoid ingesting cleaning chemicals, oftentimes people do not consider that their hands may contribute to chemical poisoning, and neglecting to wash your hands before touching food, your skin, or common surfaces c