It is important for your home’s safety and also your wallet that you learn a little bit about plumbing. If you do, can you make it better? Overall, where do you suppose your plumbing skill-set falls on the spectrum? If you don’t know the answers to the preceding questions, it’s time to give this article a read.
Keep your plumbing flowing by maintaining a temperature above 32 degrees and wrapping up any exposed pipe works. Obviously, frozen pipes occur due to freezing environmental conditions. In the best case scenario, you will have to wait until they thaw so that the water runs again. But, more importantly, the pipes can burst, which will cause a huge mess and big repair bill.
To prevent your frozen pipes from bursting, leave the nearest faucet on to give the water a way to escape. This gives the pressure somewhere to go, and can keep them from bursting.
Only pay pay the plumber once the job is done. Although you might be required to pay a down payment before the job is initiated, never pay the bill in full until you are certain that the job is completed to your satisfaction. This ensures that the plumber will not abandon the job midway, and will also care about the quality of their work more.
If you have a clogged toilet with a low water level and a plunger isn’t doing the job, it’s time to try adding a bucket of lukewarm water to the toilet from a around three feet or higher. If one attempt doesn’t solve the problem, you can do it again once the water level stabilizes.
If you live in a home using well water and your bathtubs have stains pink and orange in color, this is likely a result of iron levels in the well water. Luckily, you can quickly fix this by adding some water softener to your supply. You can pick up this product at a lot of stores, or have it shipped out to you.
It is important to clean your garbage disposal often to keep it functioning for many years. Prevent unsavory disposal odors through regular use of citrus peel, cherry pits and dish detergent.
Run cold water in your sink when you turn on the garbage disposal. The cold water will help keep the blades nice and sharp and will allow for a much smoother disposal. Don’t use hot water while running the garbage disposal. Hot water converts the grease in your trash to liquid form. When the liquified grease goes down the drain, it clogs the pipes.
What is your knowledge level about plumbing? Is it easier to understand the plumbing systems in your home now? Do you feel you have become more adept at plumbing? Are you now able to utilize things that can apply to your home system? Do you know more about using the tools? Hopefully, you are better prepared to answer these questions and tackle your own plumbing projects after reading this article.