Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Installation’

Why DIY Plumbing Is a Bad Idea

Monday, July 12th, 2021

“Fix-it-yourself” is a popular modern philosophy, and we agree with it—for some parts of a house. Getting out the tools and going to the hardware store for supplies can help you save money with several repairs around your home, and some people even enjoy getting hands-on with solving issues on their own. 

When it comes to the plumbing in a home, however, DIY should be off the table except for some basic fixes such as cleaning out aerators in faucet heads. As tempted as you may feel to put on a belt filled with all the wrenches you can carry, residential plumbing jobs such as leak repair, toilet replacement, drain cleaning, and anything to do with water heaters are not for amateurs. Unless you’re a professional plumber yourself, leave your plumbing in Bethesda, MD in the hands of our licensed plumbers.

Below we’ll go over some reasons amateur plumbing is a mistake.

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Water Saving Tips for Your Home—Easy Ones!

Monday, October 21st, 2019

Conserving water is something every homeowner can do. And conserving water is far easier than many people believe. You don’t have to make huge sacrifices to cut back on water use. Instead, you just need to know the right tips and the right plumbing jobs to have done.

Most homes have plenty of good reasons to reduce water use. According to the WaterSense program of the US EPA, “40 out of 50 state water managers expect water shortages under average conditions in some portion of their states over the next decade.” Another WaterSense fact is that most homes can use 20% less water by following only the first tip on our list below.

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3 Installations that Can Benefit Your Plumbing

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Modern plumbing systems make our lives so much easier. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could simplify your life even more? Making small improvements to your plumbing system can improve your daily routine and protect your valuable possessions. A new garbage disposal or sump pump may keep you from making some major costly renovations. A new kitchen sink can even make cooking and cleaning more enjoyable–especially if you were never a fan of boiling a pot of water in the first place.

If you want a professional plumber to secure your new plumbing installation in Rockville, put your trust in the friendly people at Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing.

  • Garbage Disposal – If you don’t already have a garbage disposal in your kitchen sink, or if you haven’t replaced a broken garbage disposal, your pipes are in great peril. A garbage disposal keeps your plumbing system in check, helping to prevent serious blockage that could damage the pipes or allow sewage to back up into the drains. Garbage disposals break up food into smaller bits, essentially liquefying it so that it can move easily through the drainpipe. Don’t go without this important fixture for any longer than you need to.
  • Sump Pump – Flooding is a serious possibility that is not usually predictable. If your home floods, then you risk thousands of dollars in damages. A sump pump goes in your basement and pumps out water to the outside to drain. This important installation is necessary in some areas, especially those with high water tables or frequent pipe bursts.
  • Kitchen Sink – A new kitchen sink may make daily kitchen tasks a little bit easier. A faucet with a high arc, for example, may make it easier to fill up large pots. OR maybe you want a faucet with a pull-out sprayer attached to make cleanup a breeze. Make sure to choose professional installers for the job, as this can be difficult and time consuming for an amateur.

Call the people at Tuckers Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing for these installations and other plumbing services in Rockville, MD.

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What are the Stages of New Plumbing Installation

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

New plumbing can be a big undertaking, but with the right contractor and a lot of planning, you can create the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams with it. When it comes to plumbing installation, Rockville MD homes are each unique, and no one project is going to be exactly like any other. But a good plumber can steer you in the right direction, and it helps if you understand the basic steps that may be involved into the process. What are the stages of new plumbing installation? A basic breakdown can be found below.

  • The plumber performs measurements for all of the planned pipelines: charting a path through the walls, floor and ceiling as well as factoring in removal of drywall, floor tiles and the like.
  • The plumber ascertains where the new plumbing will connect to any existing plumbing, and whether the new system will require any valves, seals or the like.
  • The plumber measures the square footage required for new, sinks, toilets or similar appliances, making sure that not only that the space is properly fitted, but that the counter top and/or floor can support the weight.
  • The plumber shuts off the water main to the section to be expanded (and if necessary, the entire house.)
  • The plumber lays down plastic sheeting to protect as much of the surrounding area as possible.
  • The plumber opens up the path to be used by the new piping: cutting away drywall, lifting tiles and the like.
  • The plumber installs the new piping, taking care that all of the seals and connections are firm.
  • The plumber installs any appliances involved in the expansion, including toilets and sinks.
  • The plumber connects the appliances to the piping.
  • The plumber seals the appliances in place with grouting, then turns the water back on and tests to see if everything is functioning.
  • The plumber restores the tiles, seals up the drywall and otherwise returns the space to its former condition.

For more on the stages of new plumbing installation, give us a call today. When it comes to plumbing installation in Rockville, MD, residents can’t do better than Tucker’s Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing!

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