Understanding Plumbing Basics
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Understanding Plumbing Basics

As a new homeowner, I can tell you that things aren't always as simple as they appear. I started thinking about it a few years ago, and I realized that there were some serious problems with our plumbing system. We had issues with drains working correctly and toilets flushing like they should, so I started focusing more heavily on understanding the basics of our plumbing system. Within a few short months the entire system was operating more fluidly because of a few changes that I made, so I wanted to create a blog all about my journey. Check out these articles to learn more about the plumbing basics.


Understanding Plumbing Basics

  • Reasons Your Water Softener Is Overflowing And Repairs That Might Be Necessary

    15 May 2019

    A water softener usually works without problems, so it can be a shock when water suddenly starts overflowing from the brine tank. If you check the tank occasionally, you might notice the tank is filling with water so you can fix the problem before water spills out. If water is flowing out of the tank, be sure to turn the water supply off, and then you can work on identifying the problem or just call a plumber for help.

  • How To Clear Out A Clogged Kitchen Drain

    13 December 2018

    While a clogged drain is never a pleasant occurrence, when a kitchen drain clogs when you're preparing a big meal, it can be a disaster. Kitchen drains are vulnerable to clogging because of grease and food bits that go down the drain when you do dishes. Add that to old plumbing that may be coated in scale so the pipe is narrower than it should be, and you have an emergency clog waiting to happen.

  • 3 Useful Steps To Take When Hiring A Plumber To Work In Your Home

    23 November 2018

    The plumbing in your home is unfortunately not always going to work so great. There may be leaks or clogged drains that occur from time to time. The best way to handle these problems is to hire a competent plumber, which doesn't have to be as difficult as it seems if you take the following steps.  Search For Licensed Plumbers  The only true way of knowing that your plumbing issue will be repaired correctly and safely is if the plumber you hire is licensed.

  • What To Do If You Find An Old Well

    26 September 2018

    Homeowners buying land usually have to deal with digging a new well or inspecting the one that's currently in use. Occasionally, they have to deal with finding an apparently old, out-of-service well on the land that could pose a hazard to humans and animals. These old well openings need to be sealed up, even if they are in the middle of nowhere, and even if the opening leads to a different water source than the one you're using.

  • How To Tell If Your Faucet Is Ready To Break

    29 August 2018

    A leaking faucet is a serious annoyance at the best of times. Add in the stress of daily life and the fact that it usually isn't just a leak, and you have a major problem on your hands. You do preventative maintenance on your car and your AC, why not your plumbing? Watching out for signs that your faucets are about to give out will allow you to have it repaired before you have a mess on your hands.