3 Plumbing Tips That Save You Money!

Some small repairs can be a small DIY job
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Smart homeowners can acquire the know how and expertise to take care of small plumbing repairs by implementing tips from trained and certified plumbers on how to repair and maintain some of the components of your plumbing system.

Water leakage
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Plumbing Tip - Leaking Pipes or Valves

It usually takes a plumber to find the source of a leak. If a pipe is spewing, of course it’s cracked, unless there’s a leaky joint, which you may be able to fix yourself along with faucets and other internal fixtures. If you see water but can’t see the source, call a plumber immediately. Otherwise, first turn off the water to the pipe or fixture that’s leaking. If you can see a broken seal or pipe you can try replace this on your own. It would be desirable to take the damaged object to the hardware store to find a replacement. Then simply screw the item back on and turn on the water supply.

Keep drains clear
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Plumbing Tip - Drain Blockage

A clogged drain in your toilet or kitchen can often be cleared using a plunger. If that doesn’t work you may have to pour down white vinegar with soap water or a chemical drain cleaner. For a more stubborn blockage, you have no option but to call a plumber. The traditional plunger is the first weapon of attack for a clogged drainpipe or non-flushing toilet. Pump the plunger at least 20 times before giving up. 

If the plunger cannot clear the blockage, white vinegar with soap water may do the trick. But if you have to resort to a chemical agent strictly follow the instructions on the label of the container. If everything fails resort to calling a professional plumber to fix the drainage problem.

Detailed description of the inside parts of disc faucet

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Plumbimg Tip - Faucet Repair & Installation

There are many kinds of faucets/taps on the market, to find out more about the one you have read this. As an example, if your tap is a a single handle disk faucet, it has a pair of ceramic or plastic discs, which are encased in cylinder. When you turn the handle of the tap, the upper disc rotates. When the inlets of the upper and lower discs line up, it allows the water to flow. If the water is welling up around the handle or dripping out of the spout, you have a leaky faucet. You will need to get exact replicas of the seals and replace them. If that doesn’t stop the leak you will have to replace the entire cylinder. 

The entire process takes a professional plumber less than an hour and is better left to the professional plumbers listed on HomeTriangle.com! 


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