DIY Plumbing

Don’t Neglect Your Plumbing During A Home Remodeling Project

February 21st, 2015|

Starting a remodeling project? Statistics show that kitchens and bathrooms are not only the top rooms to have remodeled in your home, they are also at the top of the list of adding to your home’s overall resale value.

Nothing can be more exciting than starting the process. As you pour over home improvement magazines and […]

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How “Plumbing Smart” Are You?

August 23rd, 2014|

When it comes to home maintenance, we tend to approach it in one of two ways.

1. If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.

2. Out of sight, out of mind.

That’s also why when something happens, it creates a mini disaster because we are unprepared to deal with the consequences.

While some home maintenance items are small in […]

Most Common Plumbing Mistakes That Could Lead To Disaster

February 26th, 2014|

When we are called in on a job, in many cases its to repair a do-it-yourself project gone bad. No, we’re not against DIY projects – in fact many little projects are perfect for homeowners. However, the more complicated the repair, the better it is to leave it to the professionals. A professional plumber will […]

Common Problems People Make With Their Plumbing And How To Avoid Them

July 31st, 2013|

Common plumbing problems can be costly and time consuming. As a result, many people will go to rather extreme lengths to deal with the issues themselves. Sometimes, these “fixes” can actually make situations worse in the long run. If you want to avoid plumbing bills in the days ahead, here are a few mistakes you […]

Are You Making These Common Plumbing Mistakes?

July 12th, 2013|

All of us get into the moment once in a while.

We decide to do a home improvement project – we’ve watched enough HGTV, we should be able to do it right?

Or we notice a small leak and decide to take on the project ourselves. How hard can it be?

The problem is one thing leads to […]

Common DIY Plumbing Projects Most Homeowners Shouldn’t Try

May 30th, 2013|

When your home’s plumbing has a malfunction, you may be tempted to fix it on your own. This is a fine choice – if you are a licensed plumber. However, if you do not fully understand plumbing, you could be getting yourself in over your head. You could also wind up paying big bucks for […]

Why You Need A Rough In Plumbing Diagram For Your DIY Projects

July 13th, 2012|

Are you planning major renovations for your bathroom?  Do you have a kitchen overhaul in the works?  If you are considering (or currently working on) a DIY project in the kitchen, utility room, or bathroom, you will probably need a rough in plumbing diagram.

What is a rough in plumbing diagram?  Before you can consider creating […]

When You Should Fix A Bathroom Leak Yourself

February 22nd, 2012|

In order to repair a bathroom leak, you need to find the leak first. In some cases, a bathroom leak may be easy to repair; it’s a simple drip from a faucet. In other cases, you may see the trail of water, yet have no idea where the origination point is.

Water is one of the […]

DIY Plumbers: Here Is A Holiday Gift Guide for Giving Tools

December 14th, 2011|

Is your loved one a fixer-upper type?  Perhaps they are a builder, or maybe they just like to tinker around in their spare time.  Why not give the gift that keeps on giving, and invest in tools this holiday season.

But what kind of tool do you get them and how do you go about finding […]

5 Common Plumbing Mistakes Do It Yourselfers Make

November 11th, 2011|

Is your to-do list growing weekly? Are the handyman jobs around your home piling up?

Many do it yourselfers decide to tackle their lists, heading off for a Saturday morning at the hardware store, only to get further discouraged and put the projects off even longer.

While some jobs can be put off indefinitely – installing the […]

What A Frozen Pipe Can Truly Cost You

October 27th, 2011|

As the winter months approach, so do the freezing temperatures. It is important for you to prepare your home for the colder weather, especially your plumbing.

If you leave your pipes unprotected, you run the risk of having frozen pipes. Imagine waking up on a frosty, cold morning and having no hot water – not exactly […]

What Are Plumbing Pipes Made Out Of?

August 24th, 2011|

Your house is nothing more than a system, using pipes, lines and wires to make it run effectively. When everything is working, you probably don’t give it a second thought. But if one thing goes wrong, you will quickly find out how much you depend on those pipes, lines and wires.

Your plumbing is a vital […]