Top Plumbing Tips for Homeowners
Posted on February 11th, 2016
Most of us will have to tackle a do-it-yourself (DIY) plumbing job at one point or another. But even the simplest plumbing project can snowball into a disaster if you’re not prepared!
Follow these tips to ensure your next DIY plumbing fix is successful and risk-free:
1. Learn how to turn off the water
No matter what plumbing issue you’re dealing with, learning how to shut off the water is of utmost importance. Whether you need to stop a leak or make a plumbing repair, turning off the water is a crucial first step. If you don’t know where your main water shutoff valve is located, call us for help!
2. Understand your sewer and water lines
Sewer lines carry waste away from your home and into underground sewer mains. If and when a sewer line becomes clogged, you’re likely to end up with a backed-up toilet. Understanding how your sewer and water lines work can help you detect issues and steer clear of DIY plumbing emergencies.
3. Know your household water pressure
If your home’s water pressure is too high, your plumbing pipes and fixtures are at greater risk for problems. Warning signs include noisy pipes, leaky faucets and running toilets. Be aware of your household water pressure before embarking on any DIY plumbing endeavor.
For clarification on any of these plumbing tips, give our expert technicians a call today: