Plumbing Repairs. 

Step by step instructions on plumbing repairs around the house... 

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Plumbing Repairs Around The House

 

 With some plumbing repairs you will need to turn off your water. All home owners should know where the main shut off to you home is located. Look for the place where the water supply enters your house. In most cases a pipe an inch or so thick called a water main, comes up through the floor in the basement or on the first floor. If you have metered water the pipe enters and exits a round gauge the water meter. Near the place where the water main enters your house you'll find one or two valves that you can turn on and off by hand. An addition shutoff may be located outside the house buried in a compartment. To find it, look for a round metal cover in the ground near the street or edge of your property. With the water shut off you can start your plumbing repairs.

 

 

 

 If you live in a cold climate insulate your water pipes or this could turn into a major plumbing repair.. Frozen pipes that have burst are difficult and expensive to repair. Insulation prevents freeze ups as long as every sq. inch of pipe including connections are protected. You can use pipe jacketing or ordinary insulation cu in strips and bundled around pipes works equally well for the cost.

 

Making plumbing repairs is a good deal easier today than it was a generation ago. Back then plumbing repairs on a leaky sink faucet was repaired by disassembling the valve and repacking it with messy string. It's not surprising that sink faucets leak and drip. Any fitting that contains moving mechanical parts is susceptible to failure. But add to the equation the persistent force of water pressure working against the parts and the real surprise is that sink faucets don't fail more often. It would be a bit unfair to say that the inner workings of a sink faucet are regarded as disposable by manufactures but it is safe to say that these parts have become more easy to remove and replace. The most important  aspect of sink faucet repair is identifying which type of sink faucet you own. Here are a few seat and washer stem faucet, diaphragm stem faucet, and cartridge stem faucet.

 

 

 

 

Plumbing repairs that do-it-yourselfers can do around the home

Air admittance valves                      Installing  kitchen sink drain                             PVC pipe                  

Burst water pipes                           PEX water pipes                                            Soldering copper

     Prevent frozen water pipes                                                                     Unclog kitchen drain

 

 

Some plumbing repairs around the house could be your kitchen sink sprayer. Sink sprayers can come obstructed at the connections gaskets and the nozzle. If water fails to come out of the sink sprayer, the problem is most likely a faulty diverter valve. You can replace either the rubber seal or the diverter. If the water pressure in your faucet is low check the aerator. Aerators develop leaks when their seals are worn and they become clogged. These are easy plumbing repairs you can do yourself and save yourself a lot of money.

 

 

 

 

Another plumbing repair could be fixing a toilet tank that runs. Most toilet repairs is the mechanical action goes on inside the flush tank which is why most common toilets problems develop there. If water continually trickles or flows into the tank and or bowl start with the simplest diagnosis. The float may be rising too high. This causes water to trickle down the overflow tube. If fixing that doesn't solve the problem see if the chain is tangled or has fallen off. hen check the flapper and ball cock.

 

Another simple plumbing repairs is a clogged drain. Sooner or later your going to encounter a clogged drain. Most clogged drains are due to the slow buildup of solids that sink drains aren't intended to cope with. Only toilets are plumbed to handle solid waste, sinks, tubs, and showers have drains designed to carry away water only. Hair, grease, soap, food scraps, and gunk gradually clogged drains. With a few basic tools you can clear most clogged drains and get the system flowing again. Another plumbing repairs is unclogging

 

 

 

 

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