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Do you have a plumbing repair kit in your home to make emergency repairs quickly? Having everything you need in one bucket or box can help you eliminate some of the stress that comes with plumbing emergencies. On this blog, you will find out what you should have in your kit and some basic tips about making these repairs to avoid further damage to your home. It is my hope that you will find more than enough information to keep your home dry, your drains draining, and a peace of mind and lack of stress to tackle these dreaded household occurrences.

preparing for plumbing emergencies

Three Times You'll Need Plumbing Assistance

Veronica Torres

Although most homeowners enjoy being able to work on their house, every once in a while it's good to have an extra hand to help with a few odds and ends. Even if you're able to accomplish it on your own, having somebody who has more experience and the right tools to get the job done can make all the difference.

The following three jobs are items that most homeowners can accomplish on their own, but in case you need some extra plumbing assistance to make the job easier, contact your local plumber to set up an appointment.

Installing New Fixtures

Whether you're trying to put in a new bathtub faucet or a new sink in your kitchen, it can be frustrating to make sure that the attachments line up properly. Sometimes you get the wrong size washer, while other times you forget to drain the old faucet out and it makes a mess. Since plumbers handle these types of fixtures on a regular basis, it makes sense that they would be able to come over and simply do the job for you. Though online tutorials may be enough to help you figure it out, there's nothing like the skilled hand of a professional to make sure the job is done right.

Replacing Old Appliances

If you're upgrading to a new dishwasher, it can be tempting to simply hire out the department store that you bought the dishwasher from to install for you. If you're feeling especially ambitious, you may even decide to install yourself, but between trying to level the dishwasher and hooking up the connections behind the dishwasher, it can be a daunting task. Instead, hiring out a little plumbing assistance to do the job for you will save you some headaches and time in your everyday life.

Unclogging Toilets

There are a variety of DIY solutions that can teach you how to unclog your toilet in minutes, but if you've got an especially stubborn commode, you'll need some plumbing assistance to get that toilet working again. Local plumbers have snakes and advanced camera equipment that will not only be able to detect the clog, but remove it as well. If you are having a hard time removing the blockage, ask about their hydro-jetting services. These little devices not only will remove the clog, but clean the walls as well, so you're less likely to get more clogs in the future.