If you're finally moving into your own place, then you may not be quite as prepared as you thought. You can quickly learn just how ill-prepared you are to be out on your own when you start to find things that need to be taken care of around your new place and don't really know how to tend to them. One area you may struggle with as a person on their own for the first time is the plumbing in your new home. That's why this cheat sheet on plumbing for beginners can be helpful. It will provide you with tips and other things to know that will help you out when faced with plumbing repairs.
Put together a plumbing toolkit
You want to put together your own plumbing toolkit. There is no reason for you to have a bunch of things you don't even know how to use in the kit, or they will just be wasting space.
One thing you should have is a zip drain cleaner. This is a small hand-held drain cleaner you will put down the tub and shower drains to remove hair from them, which will prevent and free up clogs. You also want a sink plunger which is much smaller than a toilet one, as well as one for your toilet.
Know what to do in an emergency
When you have a plumbing emergency you are going to want to call a plumber out immediately. However, you need to know what to do while you wait.
If you have water coming up from your toilet and you can't get it to stop then you want to quickly take the lid off the tank and lift up the fill valve. You'll need to stick something under it to hold it up, like a coathanger. Then. turn the water off next to the toilet and make that call to get a plumber out right away.
If you have a sink that won't drain, use the zip drain cleaner to free up the clog. If this doesn't completely free it up, put white vinegar and baking soda down the drain. Call the plumber even if you free up the clog because it is likely that there is still a partial clog, or that something like grease is in the pipes that will cause the clog to keep coming back. The plumber will be able to get rid of the rest of the clog and any grease build-up for you.Share
20 November 2019
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