My DIY Plumbing Experience

No Water On A Weekend? How To Cope

Household emergencies always seem to happen at the most inopportune times! While there is no good time for you to suddenly lose water, having your well pump die or your water main break in the middle of the weekend is especially troublesome. Not only will it be difficult (and expensive) to get a plumber to your home quickly, but chances are good that your whole family will have plans that will necessitate the use of water. Read More 

How To Investigate And Repair A Roof Vent Clog Issue

If you notice that the drains in your home are slower than normal, then you probably automatically think of a clog in your drain. However, if a plunger does not loosen any debris, then a drainpipe clog may not be your problem. The issue may be a clogged plumbing vent that runs to your roof. To diagnose and fix the issue, follow the tips below. Investigate Drainage Before you completely rule out a clog in your home, investigate your drainage. Read More 

What To Do When Your Manufactured Home’s Water Heater Tank Fails

Since manufactured homes are self-contained by design, their water heaters are often located within a bedroom closet. While this placement is necessary, it is also problematic when there is a tank failure that releases a large amount of water into your home's living space. Follow this procedure to remove the damaging water from your home and mitigate any further damages that it will cause: Health Warning: Since the combination of the abundance of water on the floor and an electrical current present in the room can be fatal, you must turn off the power supply first before working in the area. Read More 

Tips For Diagnosing Sewer Pipe Problems

A variety of drains make up the plumbing system of any home. The internal drains of the house are divided into greywater drains, which are usually limited to sinks and showers because they do not transport human waste, and blackwater drains, which take waste away from the toilets. These typically all join together into one sewer drain that connects to the municipal drain and sewer system. An issue with this main drain can result in a major problem that requires immediate repair. Read More 

4 Surefire Ways To Prolong The Life Of Your Home’s Plumbing System

No homeowner wants to run into plumbing problems. From burst pipes to clogged drains and everything in between, there's a lot that can go wrong with your home's plumbing system--and repairs can be expensive. Fortunately, there are a few simple yet effective ways to go about prolonging the life of your home's plumbing system and saving money on repairs in the process. Schedule Preventative Maintenance Annually One of the best ways to avoid serious plumbing problems is to schedule an annual plumbing inspection with a professional plumber. Read More