There are so many things you should know about your home plumbing, just to know that you are in the best position possible to be prepared to recognize problems early on and deal with them in the right way. Here is a list of some plumbing things you should keep in your mind when you own your own home:
Leaky taps do more than waste water – Many homeowners have their leaky taps fixed once they start to really bother them. However, by the time they get to this point the repair usually means full faucet replacement. This is due to the fact they waited so long to have things taken care of. The longer you go between learning of a leak and fixing it, the harder and more expensive the repair can become.
There are different reasons for insulating plumbing elements – People who aren't too familiar with plumbing may not realize just how important insulating plumbing elements can be. You want to insulate any and all pipes that would be at risk of getting cold enough for the water inside of them to freeze which can easily cause the pipe to burst, leaving you with water damage and very expensive repair and cleanup bills. You want to insulate the water heater in your home, so it won't have to work as hard to heat the water which equals less wear on the unit and lower bills.
There are a number of ways to unclog a clogged drain yourself – If you have a clog, try unclogging it yourself. If you can't then call a plumber, because the clog may be further in the system where it requires special skill. Some ways to unclog a toilet include using a plunger or using a snake. Some ways to unclog a sink include also using a plunger, using baking soda and vinegar in the drain to cause a fizzing de-clogging action, or to pour very hot water into the drain.
A non-working garbage disposal doesn't always mean a broken disposal – If you go to turn on the garbage disposal and hear a hum, but it doesn't grind, it may not be broken. The first thing to do is to press the red reset button. If the reset doesn't work, you want to take the Allen wrench that came with it and use it to turn the adjustment at the bottom to fix the problem.
For professional help, contact a service like R Acres Plumbing Company LLC.
Keeping your home's plumbing system in good working order is a family job. Have you taught your kids what should never be flushed down the toilets or poured down the drains? Do your kids know what to watch for to know that there is a plumbing problem that needs to be addressed? If your kids know what to look for, they will be less likely to contribute to making a minor plumbing problem more serious. This blog will show you things that you should teach your kids so that everyone can work together to protect the entire plumbing system in your home.