preparing for plumbing emergencies
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preparing for plumbing emergencies

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

  • Easy Ways To Thaw Frozen Pipes

    27 March 2021

    Thawing frozen pipes as quickly as possible is extremely important. However, as important as it is to unthaw the pipes you need to thaw them in the correct manner. This is why you need to ensure that you follow proper procedures so that you don't end up making the problem worse than it already is. Pipes that burst can flood out your home and leave you with expensive restoration costs. Here are some tips that will help you to unfreeze your pipes quickly and safely.

  • How to Handle a Broken Water Shutoff Valve

    19 February 2021

    It can be your worst nightmare - you go to shut off the main water valve beneath a sink or behind the toilet, and the handle breaks off. Now you have water gushing and you aren't sure what to do. Fortunately, this problem can be fixed. Immediate Actions Your first action is to stop the flow of water. If you can't do so at the localized shutoff valve due to a broken handle, then you need to do so at the water main.

  • Five Reasons For A Failed Sink Sprayer

    19 January 2021

    A sink sprayer is a useful tool, particularly in the kitchen. Occasionally you may have issues with the sink sprayer, but most problems are repairable as the following illustrates. 1. Clogged Aerator Depending on the type of spray head, there will be an aerator inside the nozzle, the nozzle will be equipped with spray emitter pores, or both will be present. If scale builds up from hard minerals in the water, the nozzle may quit spraying or exhibit greatly reduced water pressure.

  • When To Use Teflon Tape Or Thread Sealant When Connecting Pipes

    3 December 2020

    There are multiple ways to connect two pipes together, and if you are performing your own plumbing repair, you may not know which method is best. You can either use Teflon tape, thread sealant, a combination of both, or not use anything at all. Here is what you need to know about these methods.  When To Use Thread Sealant If you are connecting black iron pipes that have tapered threads, the threads are going to get tighter as you put the fitting onto the thread.

  • 2 Ways To Get Your Slow Drain Running Again

    6 November 2020

    A slow or clogged drain is a frustrating situation. It makes doing just about anything in that sink or tub difficult, and it can even start to cause problems with other drains, depending on what drain and where it is in relation to the rest of your plumbing system. That's why you want to make sure that you are doing everything you can to clear the drain out so that you can get it draining fully again.