Learn these plumbing tricks so you don't have to call in the experts every time something breaks!
When do you start thinking about plumbing? Probably when something breaks and stops working. In fact, you are probably here right now because you ran into one or two problems. I just hope that you are not late … Just kidding, you can never be late if you use good sanitation. Let's face it, you may not be able to solve this yourself. While for a professional like Schuler Plumbing or others your problems seem to go away on their own, don't they? Do you know what, princess (or prince)? You actually don't! So it may be a good idea to learn a few tricks that might come in handy for not calling an expert every day. Or at least to know where your things are and to facilitate the work of the professional who makes your life easier. You owe it to yourself.
Keeping a few things in mind will cost you absolutely nothing. On the contrary, it could actually save you a few dollars. And it will definitely prevent some pipe problems from arising. Let me give you some practical and useful tips.
Find the shut-off valve
When you move to a new house, this should be one of the most important things you become familiar with. However, I totally understand if you've been living somewhere for a long time and still don't know that. If so, you need to look for something after reading. More information is available here. Keep in mind that this can sometimes be outside your home. If you live in an apartment, there is also the possibility that you do not have your own shut-off valve. Instead, it's one and the same for the building. But why is that so important at all? Think about it for a minute. What is the very first thing you should do when you are waiting for experts to arrive? Turn off the main valve and turn off the water supply in your property. And it can be a bit difficult to do this if you don't know where your main valve is.
Watch what goes down the drain
People tend to throw all sorts of things down the drain. The reason for this can be a lack of knowledge to be fair. But let's be honest with ourselves, it's mostly negligence, negligence and laziness. Whatever your case, the end result is the same – serious pipe damage. I call these actions "silent pipe killers". First of all, everything you throw in there smoothly and conveniently disappears. So you have the impression that everything is working properly and that there are no problems at all. And then, one day, all of your plumbing goes to hell, so to speak. In order not to clog your pipes, make sure that no leftovers, fats or coffee grounds get into the drains of your kitchen. In addition, rice, potato and vegetable bowls are known to do significant damage to your pipes. You should read the manual carefully so that you know exactly what your device can and cannot do. Additional installation tips here.
Let me make this as clear as possible. There are things to be rinsed. And then there are just a few things that absolutely and no doubt should NOT go to the bathroom. If you are an adult and live in 2020, it is high time to learn the difference. I don't need to tell you about the flushable substances. On the other hand, you may have heard a thousand times about those that you shouldn't be rinsing and that you should still persist. Well stop it. Cotton balls, medication and all these hygiene products are intended for the trash can, not for the toilet. If you follow these three simple pieces of advice, you will avoid unnecessary problems and headaches. Of course, not everything is in your power and you cannot save everything. Therefore, find your own plumber and always keep his number nearby.