Knowing some DIY plumbing basics can be a handy tool no matter if you live in an apartment in the big city or a farm house in the country. Everyone has to deal with the messy side of plumbing from time to time, so knowing some basics can be the difference between taking care of a small problem now or having a big problem later.
Not everyone has the background and knowledge to handle basic plumbing repair. Pipes come in different materials and sizes, simple things like making sure your pipes are vented so water drains correctly can be easily overlooked.
When you have a leaky sink or pipe you want to know the simple steps to take care of the problem quickly and easily.
If you have never done any home repair, you might want to take a look at our booklet on how to fix leaky faucets to give you a primer on the most basic of household repair needs. Our toilet repair booklet should be a must for anyone with a home; you might even consider printing it out and putting it in the bathroom for future use! For the more seasoned home repair do it yourselfer, our guide on PVC pipe can be a great “go to” on just about any repair job.
For a little help around the house, you might also consider our sections on DIY Home Repair or for those outdoor projects our DIY Brick and Masonry section. That’s the great thing about most home DIY projects, once you do one you can see three more just walking around your house.
So take a look at these great DIY plumbing guides to help you to care for your home, no matter where it is located. Being prepared for any eventuality can bring great peace of mind, and having a guide to help you get there is half the battle.