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How to Avoid DIY Plumbing Disasters

Posted on January 21st, 2016 by Jupiter Tequesta

Taking on a do-it-yourself (DIY) project can be a fun challenge — but if you’re not fully prepared, it can also be disastrous. This is especially true for plumbing projects.

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So before you break out the tool belt and attempt to fix a leak or replace your toilet, follow this guide on avoiding DIY plumbing disasters:

1. Locate your shutoff valves. Before touching any pipe or plumbing fixture, it’s important that you know where your shutoff valves are located. Some homes even have individual shutoffs for every bathroom, making plumbing work much easier. Look in your basement and behind access panels. Your main house shutoff is most likely located where the water line connects to your home.

2. Understand your entire plumbing system. It might sound like a tall order, but being familiar with your plumbing system as a whole will make a DIY project less intimidating. Plus, it’ll make troubleshooting a lot more straightforward.

3. Get yourself a toolbox. Every homeowner should have a toolbox. If you’re going to engage in DIY plumbing, make sure you have all the plumbing tools you’ll need. Here, Popular Mechanics offers tips for a great starting point.

The best way to avoid a DIY plumbing disaster? Call in the experts of Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric to get the job done right the first time. Whenever the need arises for a plumber, feel confident you can call our office where the phones will be answered 24/7 by a live person.

Visit our website or give us a call to learn about the plumbing services we offer:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740
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Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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