Understanding Plumbing Problems

There aren't many household systems more confusing than plumbing, which is why I stopped trying to fix mine on my own. I realized that taking things apart was increasingly more difficult, so I stopped guessing and started looking for a trained expert who could come out and help. When I found the right professional, it was amazing to see how much easier things were. They went through, evaluated my plumbing system, and made changes that changed my home from the inside-out. Check out this blog to find out more about how to avoid plumbing problems and when to hire a professional of your own.

The Do's And Don'ts Of Preparing For A Visit From Your Plumber

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At some point in your life as a homeowner, you are bound to have water issues that will require a visit from a professional plumber. Even something as small as a leaking drain line can be a project that takes some time to complete. Therefore, it is best if you know how to properly prepare for the project in advance. There are a few do's and don't that you can keep in mind to help you get prepared before the plumber arrives at your house to make repairs. 

Do make sure you have water on hand.

During a plumbing repair project, there is a good chance that the plumber will have to turn off the water supply to your home temporarily. So make sure you do go ahead and get some bottled water at the store or fill up a few jugs that you have in the house that can be used for drinking water and hand washing while the water is off. 

Don't underestimate how much water you and your household will use.

It is a good idea to talk to the plumber in advance to get an idea of how long you will have to be without water so you can adequately prepare. Some lengthy projects, such as replacing large portions of water lines, may require a day or two to complete. Make sure you keep at least a one gallon of water on hand for each member of the family. 

Do make arrangements for pets to be out of the house.

While your plumber is in the house, Fido may not take too kindly to a stranger hanging around and even if he is friendly. Or, the plumber may be using things that your furry friend does not need to be pawing around, like rubber cement or pipe sealer. Either contain your pet in a specific room, place him outside during repairs, or find a sitter until the project is complete. 

Don't forget the wet wipes, paper towels, and hand sanitizer.

When you don't have access to running water, convenience items for cleaning and staying clean will be a lot of help. Make sure you grab a few of these items to have around while the plumbing project is taking place.

Do check with your neighbor about borrowing their restroom for a bit. 

If you plan to stay at home while the plumbing project is underway, don't forget that you may not be able to use your toilet either. Talk to a neighbor and ask if you can have access to their restroom temporarily or check on a portable toilet rental for projects that will take more than a day. Contact a plumber, like Knights Plumbing & Drain, for more help.

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25 January 2016