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

  • Drain Cleaning Vs. Drain Clearing

    21 June 2017

    "Drain cleaning" and "drain clearing" are two phrases that are used interchangeably throughout the plumbing world, especially when it comes to residential plumbing services. While both services work towards achieving the same goal - leaving your drains clear of any and all obstructions - they use different approaches for tackling the problem. Drain Clearing To understand the difference between drain cleaning and drain clearing, it's a good idea to start with the easiest and least expensive option.

  • Got A Plumber For An Hour? Plan Ahead

    13 June 2017

    When you hire a plumbing contractor, they almost always charge by the hour for labor. Most of them will let you know what that hour costs. If the work you have for them may not cover an hour, plan ahead. If you are going to buy an hour's time with a plumber, make sure you get an hour's time. Here is how. Unclogging a Drain or Toilet, Plus Something Else

  • How Do I Keep Indoor Air Pure?

    6 June 2017

    Your indoor air quality will have a lot of different factors playing into it at any one time, but that doesn't mean that you can't be proactive about keeping indoor air clean. Limit Outdoor Allergen Exposure Outdoor allergens come in many forms, including pollen and animal dander that you come in contact with the outside of your home. You can limit these air quality issues fairly easily. For one, limit the amount of time you keep windows open during pollen season.

  • Addressing Bathtub And Shower Drain Leaks

    31 May 2017

    The drains in bathtubs and showers are prone to develop leaks as time goes on. Unfortunately, such leaks represent a potentially destructive force for your home, since they can lead to rot, mold growth, and other serious structural issues. If you would like to learn more about how to recognize and attend to such leaks, read on. This article will provide a useful overview of the bathtub and shower drain leak repair process.

  • What Causes The Backup In Your Bathroom?

    25 May 2017

    If you have noticed your bathroom drains becoming clogged more frequently lately, there could be a few reasons why. Anytime items go down the drain that are not meant to, you run the risk of experiencing some sort of clog. When you have issues with your pipes draining, it may be time to address the problem at its root: the cause. 1. Hair Hair is the most common culprit when you are looking for the reason why your drains are clogged.