There's nothing like that satisfaction of knowing that you fixed something without the need of a professional! We understand, and all of us at Covert Plumbing would like to do all that we can to make sure that you are educated in all things DIY when it comes to plumbing.
Not only do we want you to be able to tackle DIY plumbing tasks, we also want you to be able to take preventive measures, as well.
Here are just a few tips we have for you to check on your pipes and drains yourself, before picking up the phone and giving us a call.
Do Not Mistake Your Sink For a Garbage Can
Many people think that their sink (and garbage disposal) are there for your disposing pleasure, but there are some items to be sure you stay away from tossing in the 'ole shredder. Here are some don'ts when it comes to your garbage disposal.
In the event you think you may have put items down your disposal, or your disposal simply stopped running, go ahead and try these quick little DIY tricks.
If none of these work, you may be in need of a professional.
Locate Your Shut-Off Valve & Keep It Maintained
We can see it already... some of you may be scratching your heads wondering why you've never located your shut-off valve before - and it's okay! That's why we are here.
The shut-off valve controls the flow of water throughout your entire house. Knowing where this is can keep your house from potential disaster when functioning properly and used correctly.
The shut-off valve is typically located in the basement, or outside your home in a utility area (please note that apartment complexes may not have this accessible to you).
Routinely Check For Leaky Pipes
We are not sure if you have noticed, but most (if not ALL) pipes in your home are hidden. Yes! Within your walls, under your floors, and in your cupboards. It's important to check for leaks around the house (at least a few times a year) to be sure you're not missing anything.
Here are a few tips to check for leaks, and when a leak is found, how to trace where it's coming from when it's not painfully obvious.
If you do find a leak, and you are unable to fix it on your own, please call us immediately.
A Few Extra Tips From All Of Us At Covert Plumbing
Our top 3 tips above just scratch the surface of all the plumbing maintenance and DIY tricks you can utilize in your home. Here are a few more when you're in need of a quick DIY.
We hope these simple tips and tricks have helped you get one step closer to being a plumbing DIY expert! If you have any more questions or feel that you are in need of our services - we are always happy to serve you. Give us a call at (615)887-4427.