My DIY Plumbing Experience

Alternatives To Forced Air Heating

If you have a room addition or standalone building in the backyard that you want to heat, you have some choices other than a forced air furnace. Some of these choices won't have to run ductwork, are quiet, and will keep your room toasty throughout. Consider one of the following radiant heat options for your cold space. Radiant Versus Forced Air Heat The traditional forced air furnace works by drawing in air from the house and heating it with either gas flames or electric filaments. Read More 

How To Keep Your Kitchen Sink Free Of Clogs

Although it is often easy to clear a clogged drain, it is not something that most people want to deal with. It can be messy and it takes time away from other things you could be doing. Here are a few steps you can take to ensure that your kitchen sink does not get clogged up. Install A Cover Over Your Drain If you don't have one already, go purchase a drain catcher or cover at your local home improvement store. Read More 

How To Troubleshoot Your Water Pressure

If you have been turning on your faucet or shower and notice that the water pressure is not what it used to, it is time to troubleshoot the problem. It is possible that the problem is minor and can be easily fixed. Here are some common reasons why you are having water pressure problems.       Look for Sediment Build-up If you have poor water pressure, it might be due to the build-up of sediment in the water heater. Read More 

How To Use A Drain Snake

Drain snakes are plumbing tools that are designed to remove blockages that have become lodged in your pipes. They prove much more effective at unclogging drains than plungers or drain cleaners do because they physically go down the drain and claw away at the detritus obstructing your plumbing. Knowing how to properly use a drain snake can allow you to quickly and easily unclog any blocked pipes in your home when they develop. Read More 

A Couple Of Plumbing Issues Your Home Will Likely Encounter At Some Point

When your home encounters a plumbing problem, it can represent a major problem for you because these issues can quickly cause extensive damages and disruptions. There is a strong chance that you may not fully understand what is needed to address these problems when they arise, and this can cause you to feel a sense of intense stress when your home encounters the unavoidable plumbing issue. By understanding more about some common plumbing malfunctions, you will be in a better position to minimize the problems these issues cause for your home. Read More