Garden hoses need to disconnected and drained during the winter months. Leaving them full of water can allow them to back up or freeze, damaging the plumbing they’re connected to. A hose inside your garage is okay to leave attached in the winter as long as your garage doesn’t encounter freezing temperatures inside. Before you have a plumber come out to your house, research their history with your local government consumer affairs department or agency. This will allow you to be sure that they are properly licensed and that they have not received a ton of complaints from previous clients. They need a current license that is in good standing, and if not then you should look elsewhere. If you have a clogged toilet with the water level very low, and plunging it isn’t working, it’s possible to resolve this by pouring warm water from a bucket directly into the toilet bowl from about waist level. This procedure can be repeated if the water level again returns to a level that is too low.
If you have to take out the clean out plug and cannot do it, you can do it this two ways. You can loosen the fitting with a hammer and a chisel. If that fails, you must chisel a hole in the plug.
Turn off the water at the valve if you notice water leaking from your heater. If you procrastinate about shutting off water valves, the leak may get larger, and harder to contain. Turn off the water at the valve if you notice water leaking from your heater. Neglecting to turn off the valve can turn a small leak into a bigger leak, and it will be harder to turn off.