Basic Plumbing Skills You Should Learn  

Every homeowner should know how to do house repairs. And one of the most basic skills that you have to learn is plumbing. This is because plumbing problems tend to occur very often in homes. There will be that one day when a pipe will break or the toilet will get clogged. If you know what to do when these things happen, then you’re good. If not, just imagine the horror that you’ll be facing.  

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But don’t worry about it if you really don’t have the skills or capacity to be a plumber. There will always be plumbers and handymen who can help you out. Just be sure to have their contact number handy so if ever a plumbing catastrophe happens, you can call them up to handle the job. Even so, it pays for you to know how to do these simple plumbing tasks: 

Faucet Repair

Repairing the faucet is fairly simple as you simply have to know how to turn a knob or two. Sometimes, you might have to change a washer or replace some broken fixtures. If you know how to use a wrench, then you will be good at fixing the faucet.  

Leak Repair 

Leaks happen very often and if you know better, the first thing you should do is determine where it’s coming from. To repair leaks, you must learn the skill called caulking. This sealing technique is normally used in bathroom fixtures.  

Toilet Maintenance

Yes, you do have to learn how to unclog your toilet although you may not enjoy this kind of job. But somebody inside the house should be capable of doing it, right? However, some toilet problems are too complicated for an amateur like you. If the issue seems a little bit out of your league, don’t hesitate to call the professionals. They know what to do.  

Fixture Installation 

There will be times when you want to install new fittings and fixtures in your kitchen or bathroom. If it’s a simple job, then you should know how to do it yourself. You shouldn’t have to call a handyman if all you want to do is install a towel rack. You can call them for more complicated jobs like shower head installation.  Just think of the amount of money that you’ll save by learning this skill.  

General maintenance 

Keep in mind that your pipes won’t last you a lifetime. Over time, they may corrode and burst. If you know how to check the condition of your pipes, then you’ll be able to call a plumber before the inevitable happens. You’re not only saving yourself a lot of money that way but you’re also freeing yourself of the trouble associated with that kind of situation.  

These are some of the things that a plumber is good at. Try to learn how to do these things yourself and who knows, you may not need any plumber at all. You could be the reliable handyman around the house and it’s a skill that you should be very proud of.