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

  • Determining If Your Home's Galvanized Pipes Need To Be Replaced

    5 August 2020

    Some homeowners do not take time to consider the building materials that their homes are constructed from. This can pose a number of issues. Some of these threats can negatively impact safety and health. Building materials can deteriorate and leech harmful substances that may have been used in older building materials. It is also possible for some building materials to degrade to the point that they impact the structural integrity of homes.

  • Accessibility Options For Portable Toilets

    9 July 2020

    Providing restroom accessibility at your event or job site is imperative. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it is also typically required by law, as well. The following can help you make portable toilet choices that will serve everyone. Unit Accessibility The most important aspect to consider is accessibility. Units must be equipped with a hinged, self-closing door that is wide enough for a wheelchair to pass through.

  • 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?

  • 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