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How to Avoid a Plumbing Disaster

The best way to keep your home’s plumbing in good shape is to prevent problems before they occur. Although you should always leave big plumbing projects to the professionals, here are a few simple tips to help you avoid plumbing problems in your home.

Plumbing Tips:

  • Find the Locations of Your Shut-Off Valves – Every homeowner should know where the locations of their water shut-off valves are. Whether you are starting a remodeling project or you encounter a plumbing problem, knowing the locations of these valves can help prevent water damage in your home.
  • Learn to Sweat a Copper Pipe – This is a good skill to have for small plumbing fixes or if you plan on adding valves to your plumbing. If you are having trouble, you should always contact a professional for help.
  • Understand Your Home Plumbing System – Before you start even a small plumbing project, it’s important to know the basics of plumbing. The more information you have, the easier it will be to troubleshoot problems in the future or provide your professional plumber with helpful information.
  • Complete Your Tool Box Collection – Every DIY homeowner should have a complete set of plumbing tools. You don’t want to get halfway through your project and realize you don’t have the tools necessary to complete the job!

If DIY doesn’t cut it and you are having trouble with your home plumbing, contact our office. Our expert plumbing technicians can help you get the job done right the first time. You can learn more about the services we offer by visiting our website. Call (412) 265-2662 to contact our heating, cooling and plumbing professionals.