History of plumbing
Plumbing is the system of pipes, drains, fittings, valves, and fixtures installed for the distribution of potable water for drinking, heating and washing, and waterborne waste removal. "Plumbing" also refers to the skilled trade which installs and maintains it (Plumbers).
The plumbing industry is a basic and substantial part of every developed economy...
DIY Plumbing Guides (Text)
There are a lot of DIY Plumbing Guides available on the Internet, some are extremely good whilst others are very poor and even dangerous.
At PlumbFix, we understand that some plumbing jobs can be tackled by DIY and to help you, we have identified the best DIY Plumbing Guides on the Internet.
Cold weather preparation
Very cold weather can cause many problems for plumbing and pipework in a home. Frozen pipes can cause inconvenience or damage to plumbing systems and some appliances can be very badly damaged by extreme cold weather.
When you have an un-insulated or exposed water pipe running through your home which is not heated, there is a chance that in cold weather the pipe can become so cold that the water inside can freeze....
DIY Plumbing Fixes
With just a few basic tools and a few skills, a DIY plumbing repair job can save you lots of money. In this article we look at some DIY Plumbing fixes that you can make at home or in the office.
Do you know where your stop cock is? If our answer is no, then you really should find out as soon as possible. Waiting until your home is under water is not a good time to start looking.
The Water Industry Act 1991 and the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 set out the responsibilities of water suppliers, of customers and of those who install water fittings or carry out plumbing work. The following notes summarise some of the main provisions.
It is the duty of the water supplier to supply wholesome water to the premises for domestic purposes...
Top 10 Plumbing Fixes
Welcome to the PlumbFix guide to the Top 10 Plumbing Fixes. These are designed to help you to prevent plumbing problems and also deal with some plumbing emergencies.
Some of the pipework in your property may be exposed to extreme weather conditions including temperatures below zero degrees centigrade. These should be properly lagged to protect them from freezing.