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Plumbing Advice for the DIY Homeowner

Plumbing is one of the more complex elements of DIY, and it can be a challenge for any DIY homeowner. Here are some tips for tackling the problem.

Create a schedule

It is sensible to create a maintenance schedule to ensure that the required tasks get completed in a timely fashion. It is best to make these coincide with seasons. You should check your plumbing and carry out maintenance in the lead up to winter and the lead up to summer.

Clear drains

Clearing your drains is a very important task. Indoor drains can be cleared with a solution of baking soda and vinegar. External drains and gutters my need to be cleared physically twice a year.

Examine pipes

Examining your pipes for signs of wear will give you an early warning of potential problems. Look out for signs of damp, rough paint on the pipes and any bulging in the pipes.

Arrange for comprehensive maintenance

When you do need to call a plumber out, be sure to get them to fix any and all issues at the same time. This will save you a great deal on the call-out charge.

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