Household inconveniences, such as leaky pipes and faulty heating systems, can send anyone into a minor frenzy. While it’s always comforting to know you have a professional like T-Mark Plumbing, Heating & Cooling ready to help, learning a few DIY tricks can be beneficial for minor repairs. Here’s how to tackle common issues with our top DIY tips.
1. Dealing with Leaky Pipes
Leaky pipes? Don’t fret! You can fix small leaks with epoxy putty to stem the tide until professional help arrives. Make sure you first turn off the water supply, then dry and clean the area. Then apply the putty around the pipe and let it set.
2. Unclog Your Drain
Before you reach for harsh chemical drain cleaners, consider a more environmentally friendly and equally effective method. Mix half a cup of vinegar, half a cup of baking soda and pour it down the drain. Wait 15-30 minutes, then flush with boiling water.
3. The Secret to Cosy Heating
Ever wonder why some rooms feel cosier than others? If your home doesn’t evenly distribute heat, it might be time to check your HVAC filters. A quick change of these filters can improve the efficiency of your heating system and extend its lifespan.
4. Keep Your Cooling System in Optimal Shape
On hot summer days, the last thing you need is a poorly functioning air conditioner. Regular maintenance, like cleaning or replacing filters, can vastly improve the efficiency of your air-conditioning system. For window-type units, clean the filters every month during the cooling season. For central air conditioning systems, replace the filter at the onset of the summer, and monthly thereafter.
When a job is too big or complicated, it’s best to call in the professionals at T-Mark Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. You can trust us to provide high-quality service for any plumbing or HVAC issue. We believe in transparency, communication and excellent service – you can rely on us for all your repair and service needs.
By mastering these vital DIY skills, you can ensure that your home runs smoothly and is ready for every season. Remember though, when it comes to more significant and complex installations or damages, it’s best to trust the experts and avoid risk-taking with DIY.