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Plumbing 06/17/13

Must Have Plumbing Tools

At some point in just about everyone’s lives, they encounter a plumbing issue or emergency. However, possessing a few basic things can mean the difference between major and minor headaches and expenses. So, without further ado, here is our short-list of the top three recommended  must-have plumbing tools for every home and business.

Knowledge of Garbage Disposal Reset

Undeniably, when it comes to plumbing in San Diego most structures often include garbage disposals within the kitchen drain. And the garbage disposal does make life easier in many cases; however, jams and resets can be relatively regular. Therefore, once all jams or blockages are cleared, your disposal will often require a safety reset. This button is almost always red and located on the very bottom or lower portion of one of the sides of the disposal. Once pressed, the disposal should work. If not, a premier plumber in San Diego from Bill Howe is always ready to help.

Plunger

Every home and business should own at least one plunger. Plungers can quickly unclog many different drains, not just toilets. However, not all plungers are created equal.

Those that make the best overall seal are always the most effective. These tend to have a bulkier rubber hub. Standard plungers are most effective in clearing shallow clogs in sinks, bathtubs, showers and floor drains. Toilet plungers are different in that they have a protruding rim, so you may want to consider keeping the two different plungers on hand.

Knowledge of Main Water Shutoff Valve

Most all homes and businesses have a main valve that controls all water entering the building. And there are many instances in which knowledge of the shutoff valve location and how to operate it are invaluable. Often times, the main shutoff is located on the outside wall of the home or building. In less traditional cases, it might be found by looking for a larger water pipe and valve under the kitchen sink, in a utility room, or in the crawl space. In order to turn the valve off, twist the dial completely clockwise. In the event that you are unable to locate this valve, we can help you find it even amongst the trickiest plumbing in San Diego.

Bill Howe Plumbing has over 30 years of service excellence when it comes to various types of plumbing in San Diego. And no problem is too large or small for us. So, if you need help when it comes to your plumbing, we are your most trusted plumber in San Diego.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 1-800-BILL-HOWE (1-800-245-5469).

 

 

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