The COVID-19 pandemic has a lot of us hurting. If not from physical illness in ourselves or loved ones, the economic impact has hit us. During this time that many are stuck at home, one thing is actually rising in popularity: home renovations! A fresh new look could increase your comfort and your home’s value. But before you dive into your next big project, there are a few things you should know. In our next couple of posts, we’ll explore some common renovation mistakes that can actually hurt your home’s infrastructure. Let’s specifically look at ways to protect your drain.

DON’T DUMP IT

Renovation projects often produce a lot of debris. This includes things like sawdust, nails, or even scrap pieces of drywall or other building materials. It is critical that these items are disposed of properly. That means, don’t flush them down the toilet. Don’t let them go down drains, whether inside or outside storm drains. These items can cause extensive, and often expensive, damage to your pipes and your entire plumbing system.

Whatever you do – do not put wet concrete down any drain! It will eventually harden, so doing this is essentially like putting rocks down your drain. This could easily clog your entire plumbing system, meaning it would have to be completely replaced.

MAKE IT MATCH

Getting a new bathroom is a great way to increase the value of your home! An updated shower, tub, vanity, and/or toilet can make any home shine. But what you can’t see is important too! That’s why it’s critical that you avoid a common mistake by making sure your fixtures match with your drain size. Drain sizes are not standard; they are not one-size-fits-all. Make sure fixtures are measured and that they fit your drains properly. Mismatches can cause a disruption in water flow that will ultimately cause leaks or damage your drains.

WORTH THE CALL

The Bosworth Company has the experts to assist you with all your plumbing needs. Whether you’re planning a renovation, or need help getting out of a jam, make an appointment online or by calling us today at 432-570-5233. It’s Worth the Call. Always.