Sep 272016
 

It is very common after you buy a house for some plumbing problems to start to come up. You’ll find them in the bathroom, kitchen, or basement, but hopefully not in the walls! Eventually, nearly every homeowner has to face one type of plumbing issue or another. Using the following tips will help you with plumbing issues.

If you have a pipe that freezes, you should turn on the faucet that is close to the pipe; this way, the water has a place to go. This helps to relieve the pressure in the pipe and may prevent bursting, which can prevent further damage to your home.

TIP! It’s easy to fix noisy pipes which squeak or sound like hammering. Anchoring exposed pipes will decrease the amount of noise your plumbing system makes.

If your garbage disposal stops working, never try to fix it by reaching down with your hands. Garbage disposals can be dangerous, even if they are powered off. Hire a professional, or at least find your owner’s manual to look at a diagram of the disposal. Many owner’s manuals are available online, and may even contain interactive troubleshooters.

If you want to look for floor damage around your toilet, just check the flooring for softness. Straddle your toilet by rocking it from foot to foot to see if there’s any weakening or softness on the floor below you. Picking up on any problems now will definitely work to save you money later. It’s the difference in a little maintenance and total floor replacement.

Keep the garbage disposal clean to make sure it will last as many years as your house does. By having a regular cleaning routine, which includes a combination of lemon rinds, dish soap and even pits from a cherry, your disposal can be kept smelling fresh and running smoothly for many years to come.

TIP! To prevent pipes from freezing, don’t let temperatures drop under freezing in your home, and insulate external pipes. It is easy for pipes to freeze whenever the mean temperature near the pipes drop below freezing.

It is unwise to be unprepared for sudden plumbing problems. You should educate yourself with repair advice so that you’re able to handle simple plumbing issues. Avoid a huge plumbing issue by learning to handle the smaller issues as they occur.

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