How To Do Some Plumbing In Your Own Home

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Blog

When you hire a plumber, it can cost a lot of money for even a very simple repair that you could have done yourself with some basic plumbing knowledge. Don’t waste money on professional plumbers again! Read on for some tips on solving your own plumbing problems with tools you have at home.

If your pipes bang when you turn on the water, and all the pipes are anchored correctly, you should add some straps or cushion the pipes with a rubber blanket. There may be times when you will need to do both. Make sure that if you have copper pipes, you are not using galvanized straps.

To help you repair a leaky water line, you should hire a plumber. A leaky water line can be a problem because it could lead to a flood. The best way to fix this problem is to hire a licensed plumber who is trained to repair the leak.

While it may seem like a seemingly harmless thing to do, never run potato peels through your garbage disposal. The chemical make up of this seemingly harmless food allows the potato to turn into a thick, viscous substance that can wreak havoc on the disposal itself, with the potential to render it completely useless.

Always buy a high quality fixture if you are going to replace your shower head. Sometimes, people will choose a shower head because it is the least expensive. This is not the case though. The cheaper models usually are low quality and will break easier than a high quality fixture.

As you read in the beginning of this article. Professional-plumbing services are costly, and many plumbing problems can be solved by anyone who knows what needs to be done. Hopefully, this article has given you the knowledge to avoid an expensive call to a professional plumbing service in the future. Need plumbing service in your Davis home? Call (530) 961-4100 or contact us online to set up an appointment with us.

 

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