Preventing Plumbing Perils: Keep floods away and problems at bay with a little attention and know-how

The possible perils of plumbing are many: leaks, bursting pipes, clogged drains, and trusted appliances that go on the blink. But if you pack a little know-how and a few tricks of the plumbing trade into your home care toolbox, you’ll be able to avoid the kind of surprises that can literally soak you. Old and new homes alike require year-round attention to plumbing details, so watching for the following signs of trouble is a