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.

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  • How To Clear A Clogged Shower Drain

    2 July 2020

    Standing in ankle-deep water while showering or waiting hours for a tub to drain is no fun. When a shower drain gets clogged, prompt cleaning is necessary to keep the problem from becoming worse. In some cases, you may be able to handle the issue yourself. Remove the Drain Cover The first task is to remove the drain cover so that you can access the clog in the drain. There are three common types of covers found in most bathrooms.

  • Three Budget Bathroom Tips For Selling Your Home

    9 June 2020

    You may not have the budget or time for a full bathroom remodel, but if you are planning to sell your home this summer, there are a few minor bathroom repairs and upgrades that can help. The following are three simple and relatively inexpensive bathroom projects that can improve the value of your home. 1. Upgrade the Fixtures Outdated faucets and showerheads can make a bathroom appear plain at best and dirty and worn-out at worst.

  • When Moving Your Water Heater Is Worth The Extra Hassle

    3 June 2020

    When you have a new hot water heater installed, your installer will typically put it right where the old one was. If you want the new water heater moved, you'll have to pay an extra fee. This is only fair, as the installer will have to run a new electrical wire or gas line, along with some more plumbing, as a part of the relocation process. But is moving your water heater worth it?

  • Installing a Water Filtration System in Your Home

    26 May 2020

    Filtering the water coming into your home can offer a lot of benefits for you and your family. Depending on the source of the water coming into your home, there may be many different contaminants that you can eliminate with a water filtration system that is tailor-made for your situation. Understanding Water Filtration Systems There are many different water filtration systems on the market, and knowing what you need in your home is a critical first step to installing any filter system.

  • Handling A Plumbing Emergency In A Step-By-Step Manner

    21 May 2020

    Hopefully you never have to deal with a plumbing emergency like a major leak or an overflowing toilet. But this is the real world. Things don't always go perfectly, and there's a very real chance your plumbing might fail you one day. It does not have to be an all-out disaster as long as you handle the problem in an organized, step-by-step manner. Here's how. Step 1: Stop the flow of water.