Plumbing Problems? Here are some tips!

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Hello darlings,


This is one of the post I promised to write while I am away from the blog to care for my newborn daughter. It's about ideas and tips in case you have plumbing problems in your house. 

Not every home is perfect. Now and then, your home might suffer from a fault like water damage. When that happens, you need to react if you want to limit the damage. Water can cascade through your house and destroy everything in its path, so it is important that you deal with it ASAP. As a homeowner that has never had plumbing problems, you won’t know where to start. To help, here are a few ideas that will come in handy should a problem arise.


Limit The Damage


The first thing you need to do is stop the water or whatever it is from spewing everywhere. If you leave it to its devices, it will continue to spurt out for the foreseeable future. As a result, you need to find a way to limit the damage as soon as possible. If it is a leaky pipe, a handful of towels will soak up the majority of the water. If it is something bigger, you might want to turn off the water in your house completely. Whatever your method, make sure that you don’t just let the plumbing ruin your home.




Fix It


It sounds easy when you just see the words ‘fix it’ on the page, but some problems aren’t that problematic. Again, a leaky pipe just needs tightening for the most part. Or, a toilet that is overflowing needs plunging. They are the easy problems, and they are the ones you can fix without calling an expert. You can call a plumber, but it is pointless if you don’t need their assistance. Otherwise, you are just wasting time and allowing the problem to escalate out of control. If you can, locate and fix the issue promptly.


Call A Plumber


However, there are issues that require an expert touch. When these occur, you need a plumber and their expertise. Otherwise, the water will just consume your entire house. But, you can’t waste time waiting for them, so what are your options. The best one is to call an emergency plumber. As the name suggests, services like Ben Franklin emergency plumbing will come straight out to your property in double quick time. With an emergency plumber, you don’t have to wait until after the weekend for their expertise. Still, you should only call them when you have an emergency. If it can wait, call them during their normal office hours.




Use Appliances Less Often


Often, plumbing problems occur because of overuse. What does that mean? It means that you use the appliances so much they are starting to fault. The obvious solution is to replace them with newer appliances. However, some of them are very expensive to replace, which is why you need another option. The next best solution is to learn to live with them in your house. As long as they don’t malfunction all of the time, they aren’t a problem. By lowering their workload, they will malfunction less frequently.




Plumbing problems aren’t nice. With these tips, you can deal with them more effectively.


Lot's of love





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3 comments

  1. Good advice, I think the single most important thing anyone should know about plumbing in their home is the location of the 'stop cock' (UK English, not sure if it's called the same thing in the US), the main supply valve to the home. If you spring a surprise leak, you need to be able to turn it off quickly! Typically it's located external to the house, under a drain cover - definitely worth being familiar with.

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    1. You are absolutely right! Great advice!!!

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  2. My shower drain has recently become clogged. Thanks for the advice about limiting the damage until you can get a plumber. I think that when looking for a plumber it would be smart to find one that is licensed and experienced. http://www.p1plumbingandelectrical.com.au

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