Have you recently moved into a new home and you want to make sure you know how to take care of it? Will this be the first time that you've lived on your own? No matter whether you're moving to a house or an apartment, moving out to your own place is a great accomplishment. Now that you're no longer living with your parents or guardian, You'll have to take care of everything yourself. Even if you have a landlord, you should still know what to do in the event of various situations. For plumbing issues, some of the things that you need to know include:
Don't attempt repairs: You can find nearly everything on the internet these days, including instructions on how to deal with plumbing situations on your own. Unfortunately, repairing plumbing problems is a lot more difficult than it might initially seem. This is why a plumber has to go through various training in order to become a licensed professional. If you attempt to enact repairs without this specialized training then there's a chance that you could actually make things worse and not better. Always contact a professional or contact your landlord and have them contact a professional rather than attempting to make repairs yourself.
Do shut off water: You should definitely learn to turn off the water to your various fixtures. If you are living in a house or condo, you should also learn where the main water shut-off valve is so that you can shut off all of the water in the event of an emergency. When you have a burst pipe and water pouring out of the walls, every second counts. You can't simply wait until the plumber arrives in order to shut off the water. Depending on how long that takes, your home could be ankle-deep in water if you're not able to shut it off before he/she arrives.
Have cleaning supplies: Even if you don't have water going everywhere, a plumbing situation can still be messy. The plumber may have to break open a wall or do something else that entails making a mess in your home. He or she may try to clean some of it up, but cleaning up drywall dust isn't really something that they're equipped to do. Despite their best efforts, you may still have a mess to clean up after everything is fixed. Having appropriate cleaning supplies on hand will help ensure that you can do the cleanup as quickly and as efficiently as possible.Share
24 April 2020
When you get a clogged drain or a toilet that just won't flush, do you reach for the phone and call for a plumber? When you have these seemingly simple plumbing problems around your house, you have to make a decision quickly. Do you pay for someone to come out and make the repairs, or do you attempt the repair on your own? This blog is all about DIY plumbing repairs. You will learn the basics and find tips for when to cut your losses and call in for professional assistance so you don't make a small fix one that needs serious repairs.