Basic Plumbing Tips You Need to Know!

September 28, 2016

If you notice a leaky faucet or pipe, it’s important to repair it immediately or else you might experience even worse

Plumbing is an essential part of most homes in the United States. Plumbing helps provide you with clean water to drink, cook, clean and bathe in, not to mention removing the unwanted food and waste from your home. If you have ever experienced a plumbing problem in your home, you know how frustrating it can be. Luckily, knowing a few simple plumbing tips beforehand can help you manage the situation until a professional arrives.

Plunge First. Did you know that a clogged toilet, shower, and bathtub can all be fixed with a plunger? While many people use their plungers for toilets only, plungers can also break up debris in clogged showers! Simply place the plunger over the entire drain and vigorously plunge. This method works wonders when paired with a drain cleaning product.

Where’s the Water Valve?

Know where the main water shut-off valve is located in case there is an overflowing toilet or faucet that won’t stop. Shutting the water off will help you stop running water before it ruins your flooring. Bonus Tip: isolation valves located at each fixture will stop the flow of water at that specific location.

See A Problem? Tackle it Right Away.

If you notice a leaky faucet or pipe, it’s important to repair it immediately or else you might experience even worse damage down the line. You can determine whether or not a pipe is leaking by turning off the water valve for the house and checking the water heater to see if it is moving. If it is, it might be time to call a professional.

Preventative Maintenance:

  • Routinely check under sinks and around toilets for leaking.
  • Drain a gallon of water from your water heater tank every three months to prevent clogging.
  • Do not rinse fats or cooking oils down the kitchen sink because they can harden and create clogs.
  • Avoid putting things down the toilet that don’t belong there including tissues and feminine products.

Servicing the Greater Omaha area, JTM Plumbing is here to help you with your plumbing needs. We offer a large variety of services and are ready to help you. Broken pipe? Overflowing toilet? Let JTM Plumbing repair it! Give us a call and we will be there in no time with honest, affordable service. For more information, please browse our website or call 402-203-6193.

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