I got out of the habit on my Quick Tip for Friday posts, so I am going to make it up to you by sharing 10 really good ones!
There is such great advice in this article from She Knows I had to share it. It is short and easy to read so I will count it as a quick tip still.
I think # 9 should really be top of the list, knowing where/how to shut off your water is extremely important.
Anytime you move into a new home it’s a good idea to get familiar with 3 things right away:
- breaker box
- water shut off
- gas shut off
Learn where these are and how to use them, it will not be a waste of time.
#7 is the best explanation for why I decline certain plumbing jobs and refer customers to a licensed plumber.
Leaks and other plumbing issues can lead to such bigger problems it is important to take care of correctly. Water damage and mold are very expensive and difficult correct.
One more just so I can make this one go to eleven:
11. Be careful what you put down the toilet. Just because it passes out of the bowl doesn’t mean it won’t cause a huge problem in the pipe on it’s journey to….um…away, wherever. I will skip mentioning some of the more obvious things we have all been warned about. However, I have heard from plumbers over the years that a lot of people flush Q-tips and those really belong in the trash can instead.
Keep your pipes happy!