Thursday, December 17, 2020

DIY Plumbing. Step 1...Know What You Are Doing

 Obviously it goes without saying when it comes to any type of physical labor, or DIY project, that you should hopefully know what you are getting into before attempting anything that could dangerous. Or, cause issues to your home.

And the same goes for plumbing.

Plumbing might be one of the most common DIY aspects when it comes to the average home owner. Because honestly there are more than a few common plumbing issues that aren't that difficult to fix. The leaking toilet, the running faucet. Even the freezer that has a cracked drip line and has caused it to freeze up and leak water everywhere.

And especially in this day and age of endless technology, you can find a YouTube video for pretty much any type of household DIY issue.

The most common is probably the leaky faucet. Sometimes these go unnoticed, or when they do, the owner may not think it's a big deal. But, your water bill can and will think it's a big deal. And so will you shortly after. A leaky faucet can normally be fixed in an hour, maybe less depending on the issue. You'll need a screwdriver, allen wrench, and a good set of pliers and possibly a slip join pair. Depending on the job you may need some more advanced tools.

To go along with your supplies, you'll more than likely need an O-ring seal. The most common aspect of a leaky faucet.

Faucets and their handles actually come apart quite easily, but it's important to know they are small parts and can be sometimes difficult to put back together. Before starting even a small project like this, do the research. And also contact a local plumber for advice. Our friends at plumber allen tx have told us that at least 25% of their jobs recently have been due to DIY projects gone wrong.

With it being winter time as well, with extreme conditions in some parts of the country, it is important to be prepared for anything when it comes to the plumbing of your home.
 

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