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

  • 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.

  • Don't Do Maintenance On Your Air Conditioner? Why You Should

    27 April 2020

    An air conditioner is an appliance most people can live without, but it's a really nice convenience to have in your home. It will keep you cool all season long, but only if you take care of your appliance properly. If you aren't caring for your air conditioner by doing routine maintenance, you may be setting your appliance up for failure. All appliances need care and maintenance, and just because this appliance is not a necessity, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be performing proper maintenance on it.

  • How To Help Your Pets Coexist With Your Household Plumbing

    21 April 2020

    If you own a cat or dog, you may not be familiar with the impact that animals and plumbing have on one another. From the additional hair that you find in the drain to the cats drinking out of and playing in the toilets, pet owners may find themselves rather surprised by how frequently their pets can cause an incident in the house that requires the help of a plumber. Keep reading to learning a few things you can do to minimize or completely avoid pet-related plumbing problems in the house.

  • What It Means If Your Toilet Is Gurgling

    26 March 2020

    Most people know exactly what their toilets are supposed to sound like when they flush. But if you've noticed that a new gurgling sound is coming from the toilet, especially if it's happening when you haven't flushed recently, then that likely indicates that there's a problem that needs solving. Here's what's most likely to be going on with your toilet and how you can get it taken care of. Air Trapped

  • 3 Ways To Conserve Water In Your Home To Save Water And Money

    27 February 2020

    If your home is connected to a septic system or there's a drought in your area, you may want to conserve water when it's possible. Conserving water is a matter of using good habits and updating and maintaining your plumbing. By reducing the amount of water you use, you might be able to pump your septic tank less often, and you may lower your water bill in addition to saving water.