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

  • 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.

  • How To Know If A Tankless Hot Water System Is Right For Your Home

    25 August 2020

    When it comes to your home's hot water needs, you may be thinking about replacing your existing hot water tank. If so, you need to decide if you're installing a traditional hot water tank or an on-demand hot water system. For those who are new to the selection process, it's helpful to know when your home could benefit from an on-demand hot water system. Here are some of the signs that you should invest in a tankless hot water heater.