Friday, June 24, 2016

Plumbing For Dummies: Some Top Tips

Plumbing issues can damage both your home and your belongings. There are some suggestions below to assist you start fixing plumbing problems.

Do not pay your plumber until the job. Sometimes it is required to put a little money down before the job starts, you avoid paying the total bill until the whole job has been finished to your satisfaction. You want to make sure that the plumber did a good job before they get your money.

Knowing what tools and how to use them can help greatly in your plumbing experience.Before attempting any repairs, plan ahead, a mistake could make repairs even more costly.

Don't use any colored tablets in your toilet. They have the side effect of damaging the rubber in your toilet, causing poor functionality or even complete breakdown of the fixture, although these products may well remove odors.

This could be due to high iron content in your water if your house uses well water and there are orange or pink stains in tubs or sinks. This is fixed by using water softener, which you can buy at a store, or you can have someone come to your home and fix it.

Pour equal parts baking soda followed by vinegar down your bathtub drain every month.Plug up the opening or cover it with a cloth while the chemical reaction takes place. Wait for a bit, and then use boiling water to flush. This procedure should help clear your pipes of accumulated soap and hair scum.

Check the overflow holes are not clogged up. Clear the overflow holes periodically when doing your periodic checks for other things and problems that need to be repaired.

It's important to fix plumbing problems right away. You just need research and a possible plumber's opinion on what you have to do to fix it correctly. Hopefully this article has provided you with some useful advice for the next time you face another plumbing problem.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A Plumbing Repair On A Bathtub Leak


When I woke up yesterday morning, and staggered into the bathroom, as I do when I am only half awake, I unexpectedly stood in a pool of water. As this was very cold it instantly woke me up. I put the light on so that I could see clearly as the sun was only partly up at this time, and I could see that whole bathroom floor had a layer of water on it. Thinking that the whole house was going to vanish under a gigantic flood, I ran into the kitchen to turn off the mains water. I knew that I would be spending the day doing a plumber Austin TX repair.
The problem with a leak like this is that it can be difficult finding it, especially as bathrooms have more pipes than most other rooms in the house. It took me around two hours to find the culprit. It was the joint to the cold water tap on the bathtub. The reason it took so long to find was that I had to remove the front cover off the bath, and squeeze myself underneath. Once the problem area was discovered, it was a relatively simple and quick task to do the plumber repair.