When it comes to your home and your plumbing, knowledge is power. The more you know about your plumbing, the more empowered you will be to help to prevent future plumbing issues. Unfortunately, there are many homeowners that don’t know much about their plumbing at all, but the good news is that Culler Plumbing Services is here to help. The following is a list from our Belleville plumber of the top things every homeowner should know about plumbing:

#1. How to read your water meter and water bill.

Knowing how to read your water meter and water bill will not only help you to determine if you are being charged the right amount every single month, but you will also be a step ahead of the game when it comes to catching water leaks that would otherwise be difficult to spot. To learn about how to read your water meter, check out our previous blog, How to Tell if You Have a Leak.

#2. How to properly plunge your toilet.

We all have to deal with clogged toilets at one point or another, and if you don’t know what you are doing, you are likely to make a big mess and you may not even get rid of the clog! Knowing how to unclog a toilet the right way is a must for every homeowner.

#3. How to shut off the water.

There are many plumbing issues that could come up that require you to turn off the water as quickly as possible, which is difficult to do if you don’t know where the shut off valve is or how to use it the right way. The shut-off valve is likely to be close to the meter, and when you turn it, make sure you do so slowly as there is likely to be a lot of water pressure built up inside of it.

Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more!