Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tips For Plumbing Disasters!

Okay guys, you all know how much I love plumbers and how I think they can save the day when you need them! But, did you know that sometimes you can deal with your plumbing issues yourself? Sometimes, if you just need to fix a clogged drain, or do something simple like that, you can do it yourself. Even if you can't completely fix the problem, you might be able to hold yourself over until your plumber gets there to save the day! Here are a few DIY plumbing tips for you! 

1. KNOW where your home's main mater shut off valve is, and know how to use it! If you have a plumbing catastrophe and water is shooting all over your house, you are gonna have to get it stopped, and fast! Finding your main shut off valve can help with that! Also, make sure you can shut it off yourself! I had the horrible realization, when one of our pipes burst in the middle of Winter, that even though I knew where our shut off valve was, I am not strong enough to turn it off myself! Had to call my hubby to come home from work- ouch! 

2. If your toilet is stopped up and overflowing, you can keep it from going over and making a huge mess pretty easily! If your toilet is reaching overflow status, hurry as fast as you can and turn on some water in your sink or bathtub. This can sometimes slow the water flow down enough to keep it from going over! 

3. Don't forget to shut off that little valve behind the toilet. Shutting off that little valve behind the toilet by turning it clockwise. This can give you a chance to work on your clog without getting soaked by a flood in the process! 

4. Even if your sink or faucet is just providing a tiny slow leak, or drip, do not hesitate to get it fixed right away! You can really run up your water bill by not fixing these things right away! Even if the leak doesn't seem too bad, fix it fast! 

This has been a sponsored post, however, all thoughts, views, and opinions are my own. 

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