Here are some more helpful plumbing tips from your friendly neighborhood Greenville Plumbers at KT Plumbing
Emergency Plumbing Tips
- You should always know where the main water shut-off valve is located in case of a leak or an emergency.
- You should also know how to turn off your water heater. If it’s a gas water heater, turn the switch to the “pilot” position.
- It is important to note where your isolation valves are located at each fixture in order to stop the flow of water to that location. This will enable water to continue flowing to the remainder of your home while the leak is being repaired. You should turn on and off each isolation valve in your home at least once or twice a year to keep them in good working condition.
- In an emergency you can use duct tape or pipe sealing tape to seal a crack in a pipe, reducing the leak temporarily until a plumber arrives.
If your stainless stell sink makes more noise than you would like – Here is a way to quite it down.
Using expanding foam fill the space between two stainless steel sink basins. The foam greatly reduces vibrations and quites the gonging sound. For best results you should do this prior to installing your sink as it is much easier to do at that time. If your sink is already installed you can still do this it will just be a little more difficult. Make sure to let the foam harden and then you can trim away any excess with a knife.
Know where your pipes are
It is important to know where your pipes are in your home. You should take pictures of your exposed wall pipes if possible when your home is constructed or during any remodeling projects. You should also take pictures of pipes in your floors and ceilings. Knowing where your pipes and electrical wires are will help with any future remodeling projects.
If you missed the first two posts with plumbing tips on water heaters, garbage disposals, avoiding drain clogs and more click the links below.