3 Tips for Homeowners!

Even with the craze of DIY there are some projects that should be left to professionals. If you need plumbing work done on your home it may seem smart to try the work yourself but in the long run a licensed plumber can be of higher value to you and your family.

However, as a home owner, you should have some general education. Here are 3 tips to help extend the longevity of your plumbing appliances and help in case an emergency.

The most important piece of information you can have in any house is locating the water shut off valve. If a pipe bursts this will be the only way to keep your home from flooding.

To keep your pipes from freezing on winter nights open the cabinet doors under the sinks. Be sure to do this for both the kitchen and bathroom. This will expose the pipes to heated air. A second approach is to leave a faucet running with dripping water to keep the water moving.

To get all the life you can from your garbage disposal be cautious about what food goes down the drain. Celery, rice, and coffee grounds, are a few items that should not go down the garbage disposal. These foods dull the blades or expand and eventually clog the drain. Instead, consider a compost for items like these to create fertile soil for your garden.

We hope these will assist you with your home, and good luck with your other DIY projects!