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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

  • 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.

  • Three Times You'll Need Plumbing Assistance

    20 October 2020

    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.

  • The Difference Between a Dry Well and a Failed Well Pump

    24 September 2020

    Well water has plenty of advantages, but it can occasionally lead to stressful situations. Long periods of drought can lead to dry wells, and it's disheartening when nothing happens after you turn on a faucet. Of course, pump failures can be worrying as well, especially since the cost to replace a well pump can be significant. If your well water isn't working, or you've been experiencing occasional water failures, then it can be helpful to learn the difference between well failures and pump failures.