This plumbing blog is written by Master Plumber Jerry Miller. He’s the owner and operator of Advocate Master Plumbing. It’s written in the hopes of assisting our friends and neighbors. Those who either prefer to do it themselves or simply can’t afford the luxury of a plumber in their home. If you have the need for a plumbing repair and would like a certified plumber from your community please feel free to call us.
Is your toilet filling itself in the middle of the night? Is it leaking water or not flushing correctly? Check out our plumbing blog post regarding Toilet repairs. You’ll find it’s linked with our toilets services page to facilitate a clear troubleshooting guide.
Water Heater Repairs
A cold shower is a humbling experience. So is finding your water heater leaking either water or gases. There’s no reason to be afraid of it, though. See if your water heater problem can be identified on our water heaters repairs troubleshooting page. There are clear step by step instructions on basic water heater repairs with videos.
Sump Pump Repairs
A flooded basement is costly. And so stressful! Sometimes your sump pump won’t come on. Sometimes it won’t shut off. And sometimes a bad storm knocks out your electricity making it useless. Sump pump repairs and replacement and backup sump pump systems are discussed at length on our Sump Pumps repairs troubleshooting page.
Garbage Disposal Repairs
Have you ever wondered how a garbage disposal works? Wondering why yours stinks? We’ve all had a stuck garbage disposal. But not many have installed one themselves. In our Garbage Disposals repairs troubleshooting page you’ll find many examples of common problems and installation instructions with manufacturers videos.
That dripping faucet noise is like torture. And such a waste. Faucet repairs can be intimidating. And so can faucet replacements. All manner of faucet repairs and installations are discussed in our Faucets repairs troubleshooting page. Kitchen faucets, sillcocks and bathroom sink faucets are discussed. And as always, step by step repair and installation instructions with videos are provided.
Shower Faucet Repairs
Shower faucets come in many different brands and styles. But they all have to have new parts eventually. A few of the most common shower faucet repairs are discussed and video instructions provided in our Shower Faucet repairs troubleshooting plumbing blog post.
Despite what you’ve heard, plumbers don’t enjoy drain cleaning. But it’s one of the most critical parts of our trade. But many times it can be done by the homeowner themselves. Here are a few plumbing repair blog posts written with that in mind.
- Drain Cleaning Tips – Bathroom Drains
- Drain Cleaning Tips
- How to Unclog A Toilet
- How to Unclog Drains
Water Pipe Repairs & Gas Pipe Types
Basic home maintenance and plumbing repairs can be done by homeowners and DIYers. Some basic pipe repairs and common water pipe issues such as excessive water pressure and frozen water pipes are discussed in the plumbing blog pages below. A brief discussion of gas pipe is included. But I would discourage you from attempting any gas pipe repairs that you’ve never done.
- How to shut the water off to your house
- How To Replace Faucet Water Shut Offs
- Excessive Water Pressure
- Copper Pipe Water Leak Repair
- How to deal with Frozen Pipes
- Gas Piping Types and Purposes
Advocate Master Plumbing Blog
This page reflects many plumbing repair instructions done the way trade professionals do them. I’ve tried to be as inclusive as possible. There will be more to come. But don’t forget to visit our Plumbing Blog for information on plumbing appliances and fixtures that can also be helpful. And remember that if you want a plumber that really does have your best interest at heart call us. Advocate Master Plumbing is here to help.