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708-298-9133

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service Oak Park Illinois

 708 298 9133

 Plumbing Tips Every House Owner Need 2 Know About

You can save yourself a lot of time and money by knowing a few basic plumbing tricks. Even your children can help by getting a few basic tips together. 

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service 

 Here is our best 10 plumbing tips which all people who own a house need to know about.

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service 708 298.9133

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Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service first tip* When your toilet appears that it may be going to overflow, take of the top of the tank and push down on the flushing valve to plug the hole at the bottom. This will stop your toilet from flowing over and give you an opportunity to discover the source of the blockage.

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service second tip: *Always have a plunger handy to help when you have a blocked toilet or sink as they are really effective.

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service third tip * Discover exactly where all the toilet and tap shut off valves are inside your place. Doing this will just shut the water off close to the problem and not shut off the water to the Whole house. which will inconvenience everyone.

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service forth Tip *A couple times a year drain a least a few gallons of water from the hot water tank. By doing this, it ensures that the valve will work properly and allows the sediment to be cleaned out that collect at the bottom of the tank. 

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service fifth tip* When you have an emergency situation with your plumbing, it will require instant action and thought from you or someone else in your family. In the case of an emergency everyone in you house will need to know where the shut off valve for the water is.

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service 708 298.9133

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service six tip* You should try to avoid using a chemical drain cleaner when removing a blockage. The best idea is to use a plunger, and also you can buy a roto rooter or "snake" to clean out those tough blockages.     

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service seventh tip *It is easy just to add some drops of food coloring to the water in the toilet to check for a leak. Wait for say 20 mins, then have a look at the toilet to see if you can see any color around the bowl. If there happens to be some color there, it may be caused by a flapper valve that is leaking. Fixing this plumbing problem isn't that hard.   

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service eighth tip* Discover the best way to read your water meter. Something to look at is when you have the house to yourself and nobody can be using any water, go and read your water meter to make sure no dials are turning. If you discover that the dials are moving, then it is likely you have a leak somewhere. Taps and toilets will most likely be the cause, and can add a lot of money every year to your water bill.

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service 708 298.9133

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service ninth tip* A good idea is to have Your Plumber Number on hand so that you can fix the problem quickly when you need too.

Terry's Neighborhood Plumbing and Sewer Service tenth tip* It is a good practice to keep your water valves operating correctly by opening and closing them A couple times a year. so the valve don't freeze up. One day if you need to close a valve quickly due to a plumbing emergency, you will be able to and not be facing a serious problem.