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Serious plumbing problems will cause serious headaches for you, not to mention the potential damage to your home. Here are some tips on how to learn to fix problems with your plumbing.

If any water pipe that you have freezes, be sure to turn on the faucet that is closes to the pipe to give the water an exit as the pipe thaws. This can relieve the pipe pressure that could cause bursting and further home damage.

TIP! To prevent pipes from freezing, don’t let temperatures drop under freezing in your home, and insulate external pipes. If the temperature surrounding these pipes is below the freezing point, your pipes could freeze.

If a plumbing project is in your future, know two things: what tools you have, and how you are supposed to use them. Read all of the equipment’s manuals and read up as much as you can on plumbing projects. Have a sound plan going into any do it yourself repair attempt, since mistakes will cost you dearly in money, time and stress.

Check floors around toilets for softness, so you can tell if you have any floor damage. Stand over the toilet, then rock it back and forth to see if any weakening in the floor has occurred. Identify any damage and repair it before it gets worse. In the long run, you are likely to save money by not putting off the repair.

Garbage Disposal

TIP! Have your septic tank cleaned every five years to keep it in prime condition. Regular maintenance will keep sediment from backing up inside of the tank.

In order to ensure that your garbage disposal will last for as long as your home, keep it clean on a regular basis. Using lemon rinds and cherry pits mixed with dish soap will help keep your garbage disposal operating efficiently and smelling fresh.

Let’s face it, if you are not a plumber, you probably can’t solve a plumbing problem without a lot of headaches and hard work. All you need to do is a bit of homework and find a plumber to ask how you can fix it the right way. Do a favor for yourself and listen to these tips above to fix your plumbing issues.

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