Tips For Do-it-yourself Plumbing Repairs

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Most homeowners in Flagstaff, AZ, are do-it-yourselfers, with an interest in being able to repair minor and sometimes more major issues around the house. While the plumbing system in any house is always a challenge, there are some simple and easy ways to save money on repairs by doing things yourself.

Replacing Taps

Replacing taps or faucets in the bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room, or even in a wet bar in the house, is really a very simple task. Most of the new types of faucets do not require any tools other than a wrench to tighten the bolts that hold the faucet in place.

There are some considerations in choosing the right faucet set for the fixture. However, even if you want to convert the current faucet to another style, there are simple adaptors that can be used to make even this a simple project that will take less than an hour.

Plumbing Pipe and Fitting Repairs

Damage to pipes and fittings in any part of the home can create risks for leaks, water damage, and the formation of mold and mildew. Replacing pipe and fittings, particularly plastic pipe, is a simple plumbing operation that does not require any skill at soldering joints or using anything but basic tools most people have around the house.

The key to working with all types of pipe, including drain pipes from sinks and fixtures, is to choose the right match in fittings and pipe. Ideally, bring in a piece of the existing pipe to your local hardware store to ensure you get the correct size to match the current system.

At HomCo Lumber & Hardware, we help people with needs plumbing in Flagstaff, AZ, do-it-yourself projects. To find out more, see us online at