DIY Plumbing Tips

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With the invention of Pinterest, everyone with the internet is trying to do more things themselves to save money and learn new skills. Below are a few DIY plumbing tips so that you can be on your way to learning all about home ownership and plumbing.

If you suspect your toilet is leaking… One way to tell for sure if your toilet is leaking is to place a few drops of food coloring into the tank (not the bowl) and let it sit for a few minutes. If the food coloring has leaked into the toilet bowl when you return, you have a leak somewhere in your toilet. If you do know how to fix a leak, now is a good time to put your knowledge into practice. If you do not know how to fix a leak, now is a good time to call your Calgary plumbing experts at The Gentlemen Plumbers.

If you’re flooding, turn off your water at the source. Whether your toilet is overflowing or your washing machine is spouting soapy water everywhere, the only way to stop the flow is to turn off the water. The valve to shut off the water is typically silver in color and is an oval-shaped knob. Turn it to the right as hard as you can to shut off the water and stop the water from coming.

Remember, any time you drain your water heater, turn it off and wait. If you don’Calgary t follow this advice, you will get burned! If you’re emptying your water heater for an upcoming vacation or just flushing it to remove built up sediments, turn off the water heater for at least three hours before draining it.

Now that you’ve had a chance you read some DIY plumbing tips from your local Calgary plumbing experts, you’re ready to start troubleshooting your own plumbing problems and even fixing some of them!