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1. Strong Advice When It Concerns Plumbing Did you know that you can use the same antifreeze that you use in your car to help prevent your home plumbing from freezing? To…
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  • 1. Strong Advice When It Concerns Plumbing Did you know that you can use the same antifreeze that you use in your car to help prevent your home plumbing from freezing? To find out how and why, as well as other great tips for how to maintain your home plumbing, read the following article right away. If you discover a pipe has frozen, open a tap on the line to allow the thawing ice to drain. Doing so provides pressure relief, and might spare you the damage of a burst pipe. Do not use the liquid cleaning supplies that are designed to clear clogs. These cleaners are harmful and can damage your pipes as they clear the clog. Instead of using damaging liquids, use a plunger or a plumbing snake. These are much more effective and will not harm pipes.
  • 2. To winterize a house that will sit unused during the winter months, you must completely drain all of the pipes. After turning off the main water supply, let all of the water drain from the faucets, toilets, and water heater (turn off the gas). Add a quart of antifreeze to sinks and the tub to prevent water from freezing in the drain trap. Got a leaky pipe? In many cases you can repair this yourself without the expense http://www.menards.com/main/plumbing/water-heaters/c-8686.htm of a plumber. If a joint is leaking, tighten it with a pipe wrench. If the leak is coming from a damaged section of pipe, you can try
  • 3. repairing with a store-bought patching kit. One method involves applying waterproof tape to the section of pipe where there is leakage. Before applying the tape, make sure the pipe is thoroughly dry. Make sure that the tape covers two to three inches on either side of the breakage in the pipe. To avoid having your outdoor faucets freeze up in the winter, detach all hoses before the first freeze. Also, close the shutoff valve that leads to the outdoor faucets, then turn on the outdoor faucets to let any remaining water in the lines drain. Once temperatures warm up in the spring, you can reverse the process. It is very important to to use lots of cold water when running your garbage disposal. When cold water hits the garbage disposal, it sharpens the blades. This keeps the disposal working properly. Hot water will liquefy grease and build up inside the drain, eventually causing clogs. If you https://wefixwaterheaters.wordpress.com are using PEX tubing for the supply lines in your home, make sure you get the right tools for the job. PEX tubing requires a completely different tool type than regular lines. PEX has a lot of benefits though, so don't let the different requirements throw you off. If you are looking to get new piping in your home, try to stay away from copper ones. Copper tends to have problems, due to water and soil corrosion. It is also harder to install these kinds of pipes. Steel or lead pipes tend to offer the best quality and are the most durable. Look online for reviews of the plumbing contractor you are thinking of hiring. If people are not satisfied with the work that the plumber preforms, many times they will go on the internet and post negative reviews. If they are happy with the plumber they will also post positive reviews. Sometimes kitchen sinks can be clogged up due to a slow accumulation of solidified grease. One quick fix for this is to try pouring very hot grease down the sink, which will liquefy the grease clogging the drain and carry it down. Water won't work, because grease will not dissolve in water. Clean the aerator to adjust water pressure issues which result from sediment build up. The aerator should be removed and taken apart. Then, clean with a tiny brush swabbed in vinegar. Then you can simply rinse off the aerator and reassemble the faucet. If the problem was caused by a dirty aerator, cleaning it will increase the pressure. Many people complain of low water pressure. While there are several things that can cause this, one must not be overlooked when starting your investigation. What kind of pipes do you have? If your piping is galvanized, you are better off just replacing your piping which will eliminate the issue. People are often hesitant to begin home plumbing jobs because they feel they could end up making the situation much worse. You can easily avoid that by knowing one simple thing. To save your house from water damage, you must know how to locate and shut off the water register quickly. To prevent the most common kitchen sink clogs, avoid putting any sort of solid foods down your drain. Many foods, such as eggs and vegetable and fruit waste actually harden with exposure to cold water and over time can form clogs that are next to impossible to remove without professional help. If the drain on your washer overflows, use a pipe snake to try to clear the clog. Sometimes lint can clog your drain stack, causing it to get backed up and overflow.
  • 4. A great plumbing tip which can save you a lot of money on a daily basis is to invest in a low GPF (gallons per flush) model toilet. As such, every time you flush the toilet you will be using less water than before, and doing so will save you on your water bill. If you have a leaky faucet, the problem may be mineral buildup. Mineral building can cause you to have a broken seal in your faucet which will cause leaks and make it unreliable. If you've already checked for the most common leak problem which is the washer, looking for buildup is the next possible culprit. The best thing you can do if you smell a foul odor coming from your toilet is to call a plumber. There is a good chance that you may have a sewer backup. Not only can this cause pipe damage, but inhaling the smells from sewer backups is harmful to your help. In conclusion, it is important that you know how to take care of plumbing, but it is more important that you get your data from a reliable source. Use the great advice provided here and you will be more than happy that you took the time to do so.
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