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Plumbing for Dummies

The word plumber comes from the Latin pluma, which means lead, the substance pipes were made from in antiquity. Nowadays plumbers use various metals for piping systems, including copper, steal, and even titanium. Indeed, plumbing is essential for the flow of civilizations everywhere, and the operation of any residency or small business. It is always best to consult a licensed plumber, however, sometimes minor plumbing concerns can be handled by a homeowner confident in their plumbing skills.

Inexpensive Screens

Grease build up in the kitchen is the fastest way to clog your drain and compromise your plumbing system. One of the best ways to prevent grease buildup is to install a low cost screen in the kitchen to prohibit cooking grease from clogging your drain. This simple addition to your kitchen could save you thousands, prolonging the life of your pipes significantly. Simple maintenance of this inexpensive screen and regular cleaning should suffice for keeping your drains safe from hazardous, deleterious debris.

Fixing a Leaking Faucet

A leaking faucet, if allowed to go unchecked, could waste enough water to fill the tank of Shamu in only a month. The leaky faucet is by far one of the easiest repairs, requiring the simple act of tightening up the pipe to remedy the malfunction in water flow. Also, the leaky showerhead is an easy fix. Simply drive to your local hardware store, request a water saving showerhead, and then replace the old with the new. Usually showerhead malfunctions are the result of an obsolete showerhead that is just too old, and thus, needs to be replaced with a younger one. However, if one lacks the confidence to perform a repair or replacement themselves, then it is highly recommended that the individual reach out to a licensed plumber at Parkers and Sons to remedy the malfunction of their plumbing system.

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