Whatever your plumbing needs are, you can rest assured that our Collinsville plumber has your back, but sometimes, you may want to fix the issue yourself or you may need to implement a quick fix while a plumber is on their way to help. That is why, in our last blog, we went over few very important things about plumbing that every homeowner should know. The following is a list of a few more things that all homeowners should know about plumbing:
#4. How to shut off the gas.
A gas leak is one of the most dangerous things you could encounter in your home, so knowing how to shut off the gas is an absolute must. Educate yourself on each gas-powered appliance you own and where to shut off the gas to your house. If you ever start to smell gas, you will need to shut off the gas immediately, leave your house and call your gas company.
#5. How to determine the water pressure coming into your home.
Did you know that the most common cause of leaks is high water pressure? Your home’s water pressure needs to be under 80 psi. To determine what your home’s water pressure is, you can either call your water company or check it by yourself using a water pressure gauge, which can normally be found for under $20.
#6. How to turn off the water to specific fixtures.
Each shower, sink and toilet in your home should have its own shut-off valve. When you know how to turn off the water to a specific fixture, you won’t have to inconvenience your entire home just to address an issue with one fixture.
We have just a few more must-know things about plumbing for you. Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more.