When you buy a home, especially if it is an older home, the first thing you need to do is to learn a few basic plumbing tips and tricks. Murphy’s Law states that your plumbing will only develop a problem when it is impossible to find a plumber. Therefore, you need to learn to fend for yourself and keep the damage to a minimum until you can get professional help. Your family and your bank account will thank you in the long run.
The most valuable plumbing tip that a homeowner can know is the location of all the shut-off valves. That way, should a problem arise unexpectedly in the middle of the night (when it probably will), you’ll be able to take the situation into your own hands and minimize any water damage to walls and flooring. Then, you’ll only need a plumber and not a carpenter, as well.