Friday, June 20, 2014

How Austin Plumbing Companies Can Help You Avoid Plumbing Nightmares

"According to an article written by Roy Berendsohn, which appeared on Popular Mechanics, homeowners who try to perform DIY plumbing work without observing certain precautions are courting disaster. “When homeowners hoist a wrench to install or repair sinks, tubs and toilets, they risk more than leaks. They risk their sanity, finances and general mechanical disaster,” says Berendsohn. He went on to give homeowners some tips that will help them avoid plumbing disasters. Berendsohn stated that in many residences, copper and galvanized steel plumbing are often utilized in water systems, with nothing separating the two aside from thread sealant or Teflon plumbing tape. However, problems ensue when the steel plumbing begins to corrode. To counter this, Berendsohn says: “Use a plumbing fitting called a dielectric union to connect [the] copper pipe to galvanized steel. The fitting uses a steel collar on the steel side and a copper collar on the copper side and isolation bushings to keep the

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