Guide to Types of Plumbing Repair

There are three main sorts of plumbing repair to address problems that can happen with plumbing systems in most houses: mechanical part repair (plumbing fixture like a valve or faucet), repair of a leak, and drainage system clog clearing. Leaks are the most common plumbing problems that can occur anywhere in the plumbing system; due to many different reasons. Mechanical glitches occur basically when valves don’t work appropriately and the stream of water is not correctly regulated, and regularly confirm by water leaks. Clogging problems usually arise in the drainage side of the plumbing system, and become clear when the water does not drain from a toilet or a sink. Any sort of plumbing glitches or issues can pose a threat to property or health of the family. That is why, it is recommended to address plumbing problems as soon as possible.

Types of Plumbing Repair

Repair of a Leak
Most plumbing systems incorporate a supply side, which conveys water from the main supply, as well as a drainage side which drains water after the utilization, along with the waste materials. The supply side holds water under pressure via a system of tubes (non-toxic) that can resist water pressure. When non toxic tubes are joined, Continue reading Guide to Types of Plumbing Repair

How to Drain Air Out of Your Home Plumbing

Having air trapped in your Emergency plumbing system won’t cause any damage to your pipes. However, the trapped air can cause air hammer. When you turn on the water, the compressed water travels through the pipes and causes very loud noises. These noises can sound like a jackhammer and are definitely not something you want to put up with on a daily basis. Here are the steps on how to drain the air out of your plumbing system to fix air hammer.

1. Turn off main water main

This will probably be located inside or outside your home by the water meter.

2. Turn on all faucets

Starting on the lowest floor, turn on all faucets. Then turn on all faucets on upper floors. You want to drain all the water out of your pipes. Don’t forget to turn on the faucets for outdoor fixtures too, like garden hoses. You should make sure that you run the water away from your home. Otherwise, the water can pool up around your home and damage the foundation. Leave all the faucets open.

3. Close the lowest faucet

Find the lowest faucet in your home. It might be a basement sink or a first-floor bathroom. Close this faucet but leave all the other faucets open.

4. Turn on water main

Turn the water main back on. Water will flow through all of your faucets which you left open. You will hear some gurgling sounds at first. When the gurgling has stopped, you can turn off all of the faucets. This should get rid of the air bubbles in the pipes and solve the air hammer.