How much do you about plumbing? What kind of skills do you already have? If you are not confident in your knowledge, check out the tips in the article below.
To prevent pipes from freezing, don’t let temperatures drop under freezing in your home, and be certain to adequately insulate those pipes that are out in the weather. Pipes will begin to freeze if they are exposed to temperatures below freezing. It could take some time in order for the pipes to thaw out so that you can have water again. However, your pipes can explode, causing damage to your home and a hefty repair bill.
If any water pipe that you have freezes, turn on the tap to the faucet nearest the pipe so that the water has somewhere to exit as the pipe thaws. This will relieve pressure and might prevent the pipe from bursting, which would reduce the damage done to your house.
You should clean your septic tank pumped once every five years! Although it could cost a good deal of money to pump out your septic tank, cleaning up sewage backup in your home will ultimately cost much more.
Use strainers on all drains to keep foreign objects and debris from getting through. The ones in the bathroom can be cleaned out on a regular basis.
If your home uses well water and orange or pink stains become noticeable in your bathtub or in other fixtures, that is from iron in your water supply. This is fixed by using water softener, which you can buy at a store, or have a company come out to your house and take care of it for you.