If you love all things DIY and if you love all things plumbing, take a look at five of the DIY plumbing blogs we love.
- The DIY Network should be every DIY homeowner’s go-to website. It’s not really a “blog” per se, but it does have a true wealth of DIY information for the gung-ho homeowner, including an entire section focused solely on plumbing skills. The site offers video tutorials and even plumbing projects to learn. From bathroom plumbing; to installing toilets, showers, sinks, and even bathtubs; from know-how on water heaters and kitchen plumbing hacks, the DIY Network pretty much has it all.
- DIYPlumbingAdvice.com is operated by a Ramona, California plumber: Greg Chick. Chick says on the site that he runs it so that homeowners will “avoid turning ‘Do It Yourself’ into ‘Damage It Yourself.’” Who could argue with that mission!? He offers up information on DIY repairs and projects for drains and septic systems, toilets, water heaters, dishwashers, working with pipe, and more. Chick offers his advice in a down-to-Earth manner, because the idea, he says is “Can you do it? Yes, you can, and I can help.”
- FamilyHandyman.com has a whole section focusing on do-it-yourself plumbing. From posts such as “Handy Plumbing Tips and Tricks,” to “Leak-Free Plumbing,” even “Plumbing Valve Basics” this site can really help you learn when to do it yourself – and how to do so – and when to contact a Dallas plumbing company.
- A company that supplies plumbers with equipment also has a DIY plumbing tips blog: The PlumbingSupply.com® Blog, which offers great information about how to find the tools and plumbing parts you’ll need to perform some of the more difficult plumbing tasks yourself (where to find toilets and parts, for example). It also helps with more mundane conundrums, such as “Which Drain Cleaner Should I Use?” We especially loved “5 Easy Ways to Customize an Apartment Bathroom.” If you’re a true DIY-er when it comes to plumbing, this blog can help you go beyond basics.
- DIYAdvice.com (not to be confused with DIYPlumbingAdvice.com, above), also offers up a great wealth of DIY tips for the plumbing homeowner. As it says on the site: “It’s all here: Clearing clogs, fixing leaks, installing new fixtures, even expanding your home’s service. Step by step, we show you how.” We must admit that one of our favorite pages on this blog is titled “Knowing Your Limits.”
When it comes to DIY plumbing, “knowing your limits” is key. We’ve seen it time and time again: someone calls us to fix the mess he or she made when performing a “simple” plumbing task because, the caller tells us, “I was certain I could do it myself.”
Know your limits! Know what plumbing tasks you truly can DIY, and those you truly cannot.
And then call Plumbing Dynamics for those “I know my limits” projects. Call us at 214-929-3431 whenever you need us. We look forward to hearing from you.
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