If plumbing is something that you find difficult or intimidating, you are not alone.
Many people can't solve their own plumbing problems, which means that plumbers can charge a lot of money for even simple and quick repairs.
Don't let this happen to you, read on to learn how to solve your own plumbing problems!
You always want to solder correctly, the biggest mistake most people make when soldering is failing to get the interior of the fitting and the exterior of the pipe clean and shiny. Polish these surfaces with a fine emery clot until bright. When soldering, never heat the pipe, but instead heat the fitting. Doing so allows the solder to be drawn into the fitting by capillary action.
Roots from a tree in your back yard can be a real headache when it comes to plumbing. Make sure if you have a big tree or bush or some kind of plant with a big root system, that you ask your plumbing company about root killing agents. You can flush these down your toilet and kill any roots that may be blocking your pipes and save yourself a lot of money by stopping a back up before it happens.
Let the water trickle continuously in at least one faucet during weather that is below freezing if your pipes are prone to freezing. This will minimize the chances that the pipes will freeze and leave you without water. The pipes are less likely to freeze if water is continually running through the pipes and trickling out of a faucet.
As you can see, many plumbing problems are very easy to solve on your own if you have the proper knowledge. Don't let a professional plumbing service charge you a hand full for something that you can do on your own! Try the tips in this article next time and see the money you save!