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24 Jan

Use These Tips To Handle Emergency Plumbing Situations

Doing repairs on your plumbing system is not as hard as you would think. However, it becomes much easier if you are properly educated and have the proper advice to do the job. Take some tips from here to get that plumbing job done on your own terms.

Tightening a pipe too much is as bad, if not worse, than a loose fitting pipe. You can damage the threads and even crack the pipe, so be sure to tighten to the point of stopping leaks, and nothing more.

Remove the hose from garden spigots as cold weather moves in. Failing to do this will damage the indoor water pipes that are connected to these hoses. Garage hookups that stay above the freezing mark are safe places to leave connected.

Make sure to pour a gallon or two of water into drains that are used infrequently. Not only does this make sure that they are clear when you need them, but can also fill the trap and make sure that unpleasant odors don’t enter your home. Doing this periodically will also help you to catch problems before they become serious.

Having your septic tank pumped out on a regular basis will keep it functioning properly. This will stop any buildup in your septic tank and prevent any horrible issues. While you may find it costly to get your septic tank cleaned out, the cost is much higher to have sewage and backups cleaned up and your septic tank repaired or replaced.

Sometimes low pressure in water lines can be fixed just by cleaning sediment out of the aerator. The aerator should be removed and taken apart. Then, clean with a tiny brush swabbed in vinegar. Rinse your aerator, put it back together and back into the faucet. Cleaning the aerator in this manner removes obstacles clogging it, which then allows it to regulate the water pressure properly aerator, put it back together and back into the faucet. Cleaning the aerator in this manner removes obstacles clogging it, which then allows it to regulate the water pressure properly.

As was discussed at the beginning of the article, while plumbing can be an extremely difficult chore for anyone to complete, it becomes significantly easier if you have the right advice and information. Use the advice from this article, and you’ll be on your way to doing your own plumbing.

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