Basic Repairs for Moms

Main Considerations When Installing Plumbing On Your Self-Sufficient Homestead

Plumbing is important for any home, and it's especially important on your self-sufficient homestead. These tips will help you with installing plumbing on your new self-sufficient homestead.

Make Sure the Well Is Deep Enough

Many people who are interested in self-sufficient living like the idea of installing a water well that will provide them and their families with water. When installing a water well, make sure that it's deep enough that you will have access to plenty of water on your homestead. Spending more to have a deeper well dug now can help you make sure that you have enough water for household use and for taking care of animals and crops later.

Consider Back-Up Options

Being self-sufficient is probably very important to you. This means that you have to take steps to make sure that you are prepared for any situation. Stocking up on clean water for drinking, bathing and more is important. Then, if there is a problem with your homestead's water well later on, you and your family will have all of the water that you need until you can remedy the situation.

Make Sure You Have Enough Water Spigots

You don't want a shortage of pipes and water spigots on your average homestead, particularly if you need to use water in a lot of places outside or if your property is very big. Making sure that you have water spigots for refilling water troughs for livestock, hooking up a sprinkler system to water your crops and gardens, handling outdoor cleaning tasks, and more will make things much easier for you later. A good plumber can help with installing enough pipes and spigots so that you can easily access water from just about anywhere on your property, and you're probably going to want to have a few long water hoses on hand as well.

Think About Water Quality

If you're going to be providing water for livestock or if you're going to be using it to water a garden where you'll be growing food, then you definitely have to think about the quality of water that is used outside of your home. Additionally, the quality of the water indoors is important, since you'll be using it for important things like drinking, cooking, bathing, and cleaning. Having your water quality tested at least once a year and then installing a water purification system indoors are both steps to consider on your self-sufficient homestead.

For more information, contact a water well drilling professional in your area.

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Basic Repairs for Moms

Hi, my name is Annie Sullivan. I'm a stay-at-home mom with four kids between the ages of 1 and 7. Two of them are twins: they're 3. Let me tell you--you learn a lot as a mom that you would never expect! Not only am I chef, chauffeur, teacher, and caretaker, but I also have become an amateur repair man, plumber, and construction worker. I do more heavy lifting and repair work than I ever imagined. Do you know how many Barbies can fit down a toilet drain? It's quite surprising. Do you know how to get them out? I do. I've learned a lot of this just through trial and error--and the internet. I also had my husband teach me some tricks, since I usually can't wait until he gets home to solve the problem. Hopefully you other moms out there can learn something from this site!