May 272016
 

If you invest some time in teaching yourself how to maintain and repair your plumbing system, your efforts are going to be apparent. It reflects a level of care in the maintenance of your home and the ability to address concerns in your own way. That’s quite admirable. But like with any skill you learn, one can always improve and get better. In this article, you will learn some helpful plumbing advice.

To prevent pipes from freezing, don’t let temperatures drop under freezing in your home, and insulate external pipes. Your plumbing can freeze if the air around it is below 32 degrees. If pipes do freeze, the best possible scenario would include taking time for the pipes to thaw and any frozen water to drain. In the worst case, the pipes would burst, and you would be stuck with costly repairs and a very messy cleanup procedure.

TIP! If you discover a pipe has frozen, open a tap on the line to allow the thawing ice to drain. By doing this, the pipe pressure is relieved, and this should stop it from bursting, which would prevent further home damage.

To prevent your frozen pipes from bursting, leave the nearest faucet on to give the water a way to escape. Letting the water drain out will relieve pressure in the frozen pipe, which will reduce the chances of it bursting and damaging your home.

It’s a bad idea to makes use of toilet tablets composed of bleach or in the color blue, or in fact any one designed to remove odors. These tablets have chemicals that can damage rubber parts that are essential to the proper functioning of your toilet.

You now know what you need to know, and have the equipment necessary to start doing some serious plumbing. With the right tools, you will be able to save money and get the job done sooner. The tips above can add on to your plumbing techniques, since you’re never done improving or learning. You might have found a great idea or a new “regular” when it comes to your plumbing jobs.

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