Do You Know When To Say No?

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You might be great at replacing commode-tank flappers, but what if you found yourself facing a major plumbing project? It’s a good idea to call a plumber from the get-go. Knowing your own limitations, could end up making you pay more for a pro to fix your mistakes than just hiring a plumber to do it from the start.

A Leaky Pipe

A leaky faucet may be annoying, but a leak under the sink is even worse. It’s not uncommon for sediment to clog the P-trap, building pressure and causing leaks. 

Clogged Drains

The next time a clogged drain in the shower disrupts your morning routine, know that it’s not the end of the world. In fact, this is a fix you can try to address yourself—for the cost of a plastic snake. Pull out the stopper or drain grate, and use the snake to drag out the gunk that’s stopping the water flow. If you have an old home with galvanized pipes, steer clear of the snake, which can damage weak pipes. Instead, opt for a gentler method, such as pouring hot water down the drain to melt away blockages. If the clog remains call us at JPI Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

The Garbage Disposal

The garbage disposal is useful for washing away small plate scraps, but don’t treat it like a trash can. Dumping too much stuff, or sending waste that’s too fibrous down the drain, can clog the disposal. 

A Running Toilet

Though it’s advanced by leaps and bounds internationally, toilet technology in the United States has changed very little in over a hundred years. Even though it is pretty straightforward, many people still consider a toilet’s inner workings to be somewhat mysterious. 


Being a handyman is great and can save you hundreds of dollars a year. But, you need to know what you are doing and what are the consequences of what you may do incorrectly. At JPI Plumbing & Heating, Inc. we are here to help you avoid those costly mistakes and ensure your job goes quickly and painlessly.

Call us today at 718-727-9100

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