10 Plumbing Tips You Need To Know
- Know the location of your shut off valve.
- Don’t puncture pipes during DIY.
- Learn what is Flushable
- Have a Plunger
- Have a wet n dry vacuum
- Don’t ignore leaks
- Don’t overtighten fittings
- Try a bit of Plumbers tape
- Always check for Leaks
- Know a good Plumber
Locate your home’s water shut-off valve.
Before moving into a new home, note the location of the main shut-off valve and drain (in some cases, the shut-off valve will be located outside the house
Don’t puncture pipes during DIY
Are you planning to drill holes or pound nails into your walls, floors, or ceiling? First, determine if there are any supply or drainage pipes behind your work area since you don’t want to accidentally puncture them.
Learn whats flushable
since flushing, anything except toilet paper leads to nasty clogs, leading some help from the plumber
Invest in a good plunger
Invest in a high-quality plunger to help clear toilets, sinks, and drains. If you’re planning to clean sink traps, use a plunger to push most of the water out before removing the trap. pick up at local plumbing supplies
Have a wet n dry vacuum
When you’re trying to dislodge a clog caused by a small, hard object (like a child’s toy, toothbrush, or comb), rely on a wet-dry vacuum. It’s more effective to suck the object out. A plunger will only push it deeper into the drain, making it more difficult to remove.
Don’t ignore Leaks
That steady drip, drip, drip of a fixture symbolizes money going down the drain. A leaky faucet typically wastes up to eight gallons of water per day, while a running toilet can waste 200 gallons per day
Don’t overtighten fittings
A common DIY plumbing mistake is over-tightening fittings and connections, which leads to broken bolts and stripped screws. Remember this adage: “hand-tight is just right.”
Try a bit of Plumbers Tape
Pick up a bit of Plumber tape, Plumber’s tape (also called Teflon tape) is used to seal pipe threads to prevent leaks around joints and fittings. You should typically wrap the plumber’s tape three times around the pipe threads before sealing. Also, note that white tape is designed for common household plumbing projects
Always check for Leaks
After every plumbing project, check for leaks by running water through the system, then opening and closing all valves and drains.
Know a good Local Plumber
Keep the number handy of a Local Plumber
The tips above are guides for those small simple jobs that might help. But some jobs are best left to the professional plumber as they will have the tools, experience to fittings to do the job properly.