DIY projects are fun to a certain extent because not only do they ensure quality family time but also help everyone learn something.
Not every task can be accomplished without experience and technical expertise; however, tasks, like renovating the attic, painting the garage, cleaning the drain, can be managed with a little technical understanding and lots of enthusiasm.
Being the family handyman, you may have an unbearable load on your shoulders in an unpleasant plumbing situation. However, if you know the following plumbing tips, summarised by North London Heating & Plumbing professionals, then most of the pressure will be shed off with ease:
1. Water pipe insulation
Several reasons are there to insulate your water pipes. Firstly, it will help you to save water because it will reduce the time it takes the water to reach your desired temperature. Secondly, it will also facilitate in maintaining the temperature of hot water over a long time without using electricity. Thirdly, it will prevent loud sounds that metal pipes make when hot water is passed from them due to expansion. Fourthly, it will prevent your pipes from freezing in winters. Lastly, it will prevent condensation on your pipes as well. Spending on high-quality insulation does not seem like a significant expense now, isn’t it? You can purchase a foam insulation pipe and cover your water pipes with them to exploit the benefits mentioned above. A smart handyman knows how to keep his expenses to a minimum.
2. How to reduce noisy sinks?
Your kitchen sinks may be generating a lot of noise due to the gong effect. The space between two stainless steel sinks amplifies the sound, which is responsible for the irritating sound. You can reduce the effect by filling the space with liquid foam. The idea is to fill the entire space between the two sinks with foam, let it dry, and then, trim off the excess with the help of a knife.
3. Vacuum cleaner to the rescue
What do you do when a hard object falls in the toilet? Instead of using a plunger to prevent clogging, use a vacuum cleaner because not only will it ease your work but will also make it more efficient. You can also suck the water out with the help of a wet vacuum cleaner, and easily take out the object.
4. Fill the buckets (just in case situations)
Many people make the mistake of not being prepared for plumbing issues. The fact that you have the right tools will not take care of the situations that may arise. The most common mistake is when people try to repair the faucets or water leakage and turn off the water supply, and then wish to use the toilet. You cannot run to your neighbours every time you want to use the loo; however, don’t worry. You should fill a few buckets with water before turning off the supply and use that to flush the toilet whenever the need arises. Didn’t think about it, huh?
5. Knowing what’s inside always helps
This is also a pre-issue step. Whenever you are renovating or remodelling your house, make sure that you click photos of the pipes and wires inside the walls. This will help you in the future when the problem arises because it will enable you to take care of the issue without making a mistake, i.e. hammer the wrong side of the wall. It will also ensure a much more efficient plumbing solution.
All the tips mentioned above will help the family handyman with small plumbing issues that arise in every house. It is better to be prepared than be sorry. So, now that you know how to ensure quick plumbing solutions, you can confidently take up such projects in your house and prove your handyman abilities like a pro.
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