As a homeowner, you will have to get used to responding to a number of problems on your own, whether that involves a fire alarm that won't stop beeping for no reason, or a door that cannot close completely due to faulty hinges. But the more serious problems that you will have to deal with, such as any kind of issue with your plumbing, will require a little more thought and planning to ensure that no more damage is done to the system. You need to be honest with yourself about your capabilities in the DIY arena, because you don't want to take on a job that is more than you can handle.
When it comes to your plumbing, the first thing you will want to do is create an emergency kit that will be able to help you out in any situation. It doesn't have to be anything fancy or groundbreaking, it just needs to contain the tools that you will need in order to get the job done well and as quickly as possible. If you haven't set aside these tools for yourself, now is the time to do so! Run down to your local hardware store and pick up the following items:
- Regular toilet bowl plunger
- Medium-sized joint slip
- Multi-bit screwdriver
- Blind caps
- Duct tape
- Heavy duty paper towels
Once you have put this tool kit together, set it aside for the next time you face an issue with the plumbing in your home. You will be content in the knowledge that you will be well-prepared to take on whatever challenges lie ahead of you.
If you are facing any issues with your plumbing system, be sure to schedule an appointment with a DC Plumber from John C. Flood.