Categories for DIY Plumbing

Basic Plumbing Tips for Homeowners

February 11, 2019

Dishwashers, Ice Makers and Washing Machines Run your dishwasher and washing machine at night or at off-peak times to conserve water temperature and pressure. Check all supply hoses for bulges, leaks or signs of weakness. Clean out the lint trap, if you have an older washing machine, and put a wire trap or a piece of pantyhose over the end of the hose that drains the washer.  Check to make sure that all connections are tight and leak free. Garbage Disposals Never put hard-to-grind waste into the disposal (e.g., chicken skins, bones, carrots, celery or banana peels); they will clog the drain. Run cold water down the drain for about 15 seconds before and... View Article

How to Winterize Your Plumbing

September 14, 2018

You may think that because North Carolina is a southern state you don’t need to winterize your plumbing. This isn’t the case. If you’re not going to be using the plumbing for an extended period of time, then hiring a professional plumber in Asheville, NC is a smart idea to avoid frozen pipes. When the temperature dips below freezing and the pipes aren’t being used, then you’re liable to have major problems with pipes cracking and bursting. There are many plumbing services in Asheville, NC that offer winterizing services. But when you’re searching for a company that will go the... View Article

Reasons to Hire a Plumber Instead of Fixing It Yourself

August 22, 2018

Plumbing problems can be frustrating issues to deal with. Sometimes they’re simple fixes, but other times they’re much more complex and require contacting a plumbing repair service in Asheville, NC. You may be tempted to save money and try to fix the problem yourself, and while that’s not necessarily a bad idea, you’ll want to make sure you’re not in over your head. Here’s why you should consider hiring a professional plumber like Autry Plumbing, LLC instead of trying to do it yourself: Time sink: The amount of time you will spend trying to fix a problem is tiny compared... View Article

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