What Happens When You Hire an Unlicensed Plumber?

What Happens When You Hire an Unlicensed Plumber?

Home Improvement, Plumbing
Plumbers are expensive and when you are short on money, looking for low-cost repair(s) seems like the right decision for your financial budget.  Word of mouth, or putting an advertisement on Craig’s List or elsewhere, is likely to get you a flurry of calls. In our economy today, many businesses have gone under, but people still need to pay bills and put food on their tables. It is easy just to speak to a few people who do plumbing, set a price, get an estimate of the time it will take to do your repair(s), and the start date.  In theory, you can get great service at a much lower cost, the person you choose sounds respectable, honest, knowledgeable, and can plumb anything. Please bear with me, as I am having a giggling…
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PLUMBING 101

PLUMBING 101

General, Plumbing
Are You Ready For It? Plumbing This can be a messy business, not that difficult, but messy. You have to ask yourself whether you are willing to get wet and, yes, dirty. That's the nature of the plumbing professionals. Many plumbing items are heavy and cumbersome, like toilets and sinks. Are you interested in the manual labor part of the job? Plumbing takes time. Once you take something out you have to replace it. You can't leave it. Have you got the time? Since you aren't a plumber, there are things to do that aren't obvious and code regulations you have to adhere to. Are you willing to take the time and trouble to research what you don't know? Above all, are you the kind of person that likes to…
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Help! My Toilet is Overflowing!

Help! My Toilet is Overflowing!

General, Plumbing
Clogged toilets sometimes happen, because life isn’t always perfect. We expect our toilets to just flush properly when we want them to. This is stuff that we want to get rid of and banish from our home! Keeping raw sewage in the sewer pipes and off of the bathroom floor is a priority. When a toilet is prone to get clogged, or in the event of an unusual crisis, you need to know what to do to keep things from getting worse. 1. Shut off the water The first thing you want to be sure of when you have a clogged toilet is that the water stops. Reach down to the main shutoff valve on your toilet and turn the water off right there. It’s a simple hand turned the…
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