<![CDATA[My Site - Blog]]>Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:34:41 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[How To Know When You Need The Help Of A Plumber]]>Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:50:03 GMThttp://tabitha8grueso6.weebly.com/blog/how-to-know-when-you-need-the-help-of-a-plumberEverybody gets curious about how plumbing systems work, once in a while. If a problem occurs, most people want to have the ability to fix it ourselves. We'd also like to know some more general maintenance hints. This article will give you plumbing repair tips as well as maintenance tips, so you are ready for a plumbing crisis if it occurs.

If you have noisy pipes that sound like hammering or squeaking, this is something that is easy to fix. Anchor any pipes that are exposed. If these pipes on the ceiling, or in the floors or walls, it might be a good idea to hire a professional to help you finish the project.

To prevent frozen pipes, always keep the living spaces in your house above freezing, even if you aren't home. Any exposed pipes need to be insulated against the outdoor temperatures. But, be advised that your pipes may freeze if the surrounding temperature near those pipes is less than freezing. In the best situation, it can take hours for frozen pipes to thaw and water to run freely again. But, more importantly, the pipes can burst, which will cause a huge mess and big repair bill.

Never pay a plumber until the job is complete. 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. You should make sure the plumber did a good job before you pay in full.

Don't be tempted to use commercial bleach tablets, blue toilet tablets or any other product that claims to prevent toilet odor. While they are good at removing odors, they have a detrimental effect on the parts of the toilet that are rubber. This can make it not function correctly and may even break it.

Never try to fix a garbage disposal by putting your hand down into it. Garbage disposals pose a serious risk, even when flipped off. Try to find a diagram, or troubleshooting guide for your particular disposal on the Internet.

Every so often, inspect the floor around your toilet and see if it has gone soft. Sit reversed on the toilet (facing the tank) with your feet on the floor. Rock your weight onto each foot in turn and see if you can feel any weakness or "give" in the floor. Discovering this issue sooner can mean big savings for your checking account, as compared to finding out about it later.

Use a drain strainer to prevent small particles from sliding down your drain and causing clogs. You should clean your strainer in your kitchen anytime you have anything in it. Bathtub drains should be cleaned regularly as well.

You must know what to do in the face of an emergency before it ever happens. If you keep an eye on your plumbing system regularly, you'll notice issues before they become major concerns. Remember the tips in this article to be able to handle your plumbing at home.



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<![CDATA[Plumbing Like A Pro: Tips, Tricks, And Techniques]]>Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:49:34 GMThttp://tabitha8grueso6.weebly.com/blog/plumbing-like-a-pro-tips-tricks-and-techniquesPlumbing maintenance is one of the biggest responsibilities of home ownership. You may need to call a plumber for some of your issues, but it might not be possible because of money. This article can be a great database of knowledge for helping you maintain and fix your own plumbing.

If you have pipes that make hammering and squeaking noises, you have one easy repair. Anchor exposed pipes to get rid of noises. It may be necessary to hire a professional to address noisy pipes that are located in less accessible places in your home.

Knowing about the tools and how you're supposed to use them may greatly help with your plumbing jobs. You should read the manual with any new tool you purchase. If you don't have the manual, look online or at your local library for more information. You should do the same amount of research on the steps required for your project. Be sure to have a plan ahead of time before trying any type of repair, it could very expensive to fix the mistake.

Ensure that if something goes wrong in your garbage disposal that you resist any and all urges you have that might make you want to put your hands inside to fix a problem. Your garbage disposal is a dangerous device, even when turned off. Try to find a diagram, or troubleshooting guide for your particular disposal on the Internet.

To make sure your garbage disposal last a long time, clean it regularly. Create a routine that uses both normal soaps and natural materials like cherry pits of lemon rinds. With this, you'll be able to keep your garbage disposal running and smelling like new.

Maintain smooth functioning of the drain in your bathtub by dropping baking soda and then vinegar down it on a monthly basis. Seal off the drain with a conventional plug or a piece of fabric while the natural chemical reaction takes place. Allow some time to pass, then follow up by pouring down boiling hot water. This procedure should be able to clear pipes of hair and soap scum.

Check overflow holes to make sure there's no clog. Overflows holes can be used in the event the sink overfills, which is a big problem if they are clogged. Clear overflow holes when doing periodic checks for problems and plumbing issues that should be addressed.

To keep your garbage disposal working at its best, use plenty of cold water when you turn it on. Blades will stay sharper with cold water, making disposal quicker. Hot water liquifies grease and causes it to buildup in the drain, causing clogs in the pipes.

Swapping out old shower heads for energy-efficient ones can save you money on the energy bill. Most of the hot water used in the home is used while showering. Investing just a few bucks in these newer shower heads can yield triple digit annual savings.

As made obvious here, there is quite a few things that can be done to fix up your home plumbing. Taking care of your own plumbing needs allows you to fix problems more quickly and for a much lower price.



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