Even though many people enjoy DIY improvements and small repairs around the house or property, there are some tasks which are best left to the professionals. It is important to know your boundaries, competency and limitations before starting a substantial repair job at home. As far as the plumbing is concerned, there are some tips to look for when considering which type of plumbing problem requires professional plumbing care. First of all, it is a good idea to know your limit and consider which project is too big for you to do. When the repair jobs are extensive, it is a good idea to call a plumber, because chances are you will do more damage than good if you try doing it yourself. Also if you live in an older house with an old plumbing system, it is highly likely that you will have more problems with the plumbing system because of the clogging with minerals and other debris as well as others. It is advisable to seek out professional help, because you can cause very serious damage if you attempt to handle the problem by yourself. Professionals first and foremost know very well what they are doing. Secondly, they are well equipped – they wear good protective equipment (good goggles, durable work overall, safety gloves and comfortable work boots) and the possibility of injuries is minimal. Don’t attempt to expand or modify your pipelines by yourself, especially if the pipes are copper and you need to use a propane torch to weld them. This is very dangerous if you are not a professional! So, for any modifications on the plumbing system, such as extending hot water lines or changing the sewer pipes, find a professional. If you are able to get a good quote for a plumbing job – […]

Everybody has encountered leaks or other problems which require calling a plumber, but did you know that you can deal with some of the most common plumbing problems by yourself? Here are some simple plumbing tasks you can handle by yourself: A leaky faucet. First of all, find instructions online for taking your type of faucet apart. The best sources are the many YouTube DIY videos available, or use the many useful DIY websites, such as: Instructables or DIY network. Installing a new faucet. Your new faucet will come with instructions. But before buying a new one, why not take the faulty part to your local hardware store and ask with some assistance for a replacement part? Clogged drains. First of all, make sure you have taken all precautions to avoid getting clogged drains. Some of the preventive measures include using a hair catcher in the sink and shower drains, avoid pouring grease and food in your drain, and use the garbage disposal properly. But if you have a clogged drain, then you can try removing the debris with a plunger or a cable auger. Try unclogging it with natural products, such as baking soda and white vinegar. A running toilet tank. This is a common problem which in most cases is caused by the floater valve. You can replace it, or better off – the entire assembly. It is a simple task, and there are video and printed instructions available online as well Replacing the kitchen sink sprayer is very easy, especially if it is just the nozzle which needs replacing. All you have to do is make sure you get the appropriate replacement. Take the old one to the hardware store and ask for the proper one to buy. Replacing a showerhead is easy, just make sure you […]