Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Plumbing Tips You Need To Know

We're all plumbing experts aren't we? Well, I know most men at least think so. Sure fixing a running toilet is easy to diagnose and repair. But even then, an attempted DIY project to fix the leaky faucet that goes wrong could lead to time consuming and costly repairs.

Here are a few basic things we as homeowners should all know, and consider when it comes to small plumbing issues:

  • Know where your water shut off is.
  • Always check for leaks!
  • Have spare parts available, including plumbing tape.
  • Don't overtighten your pipes and fittings!
  • Try a plunger first.
  • Don't over use liquid cleaner.
  • Don't puncture your pipes! Duh.
Obviously some of these aspects are pretty self explanatory. But according to some plumber Allen TX experts, a good portion of their smaller repair jobs are actually to fix a problem that the homeowner tried themselves and created a larger issue.

Simple things like knowing what you should and shouldn't flush down the toilet can go a long way to avoiding issue (even though you can't avoid when the kids flush a car down).

And in today's age, there are plenty of articles (like this) and YouTube videos to provide insight and instructions to perform basic repairs. It may be worth investing in tools and supplies like a wet-dry vacuum so you are prepared for anything.

Most importantly, don't ignore any leaks! Even the basic faucet leak can cause more damage, and of course can significantly impact your water bill if the leak is left dripping for a long period of time. Make sure you are ready ahead of time, but if there's the slightest hesitation in starting a DIY plumbing project, go ahead and call the local plumber!

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Plumbing Tips You Need To Know

We're all plumbing experts aren't we? Well, I know most men at least think so. Sure fixing a running toilet is easy to diagnose and ...