Last Updated on December 25, 2021 by azamqasim
Did you know that the average homeowner spends over $2000 on repairs related to plumbing problems? But, the truth is that most you can repair most plumbing issues without needing to spend thousands of dollars. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t know how to handle these issues, so they end up hiring a plumber.
Would you like to know how to handle the most common plumbing problems? If so, in today’s post, we’re going to go through some of the most common issues and how you can repair them.
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1. Clogged Toilet
Perhaps the most annoying issue you can encounter is a clogged sink or toilet. Fortunately, there are several ways you can remedy this issue. Let’s outline each way:
Use a Plunger
If the issue isn’t too bad, then a plunger can get the job done. But, keep in mind that you’ll need to have tweezers or pliers ready to grab the clump of debris causing the blockage.
Use Drain Cleaner
If the issue persists after using a plunger, then it’s time to bring in the big guns. You’ll want to use the best drain cleaner as it contains all of the chemicals needed to break down the blockage. Don’t forget to use a mask and gloves as the chemical can be harmful to your body.
2. Leaky Faucet
As you can imagine, a leaking faucet is not only annoying to hear but also can increase how much you pay for your water bill. The only downside about fixing a leaky faucet is that you’ll need special plumbing tools. But, if you do have them, you’ll want to replace the washer (black rubber circle) that’s underneath the faucet.
If you don’t have the necessary tools, then the best thing you can do is hire a plumber as they can do it in a few minutes.
3. Low Water Pressure
Most old homes have the common plumbing issue of low water pressure. The best solution to this problem is having your entire plumping replaced, but that means spending a small fortune. So, if you’re not ready to put down that kind of cash, you can try the following:
- Unscrew faucet tap
- Soak the aerator in vinegar
- Let it soak for at least 24 hours
The vinegar will help break down mineral build-up, which may be causing the low water pressure.
4. Running Toilet
If you hear your toilet running for more than 10 minutes after flushing, then you have a running toilet. Fortunately, fixing a running toilet is a lot easier than you think! The only thing you’ll need to do is replace the fill tube, which fills the tank after every flush.
Once you replace it, you should stop hearing the toilet running. But, of course, if you continue to hear your toilet running, then you may have a more serious issue like a damaged internal tank.
Fix All Your Plumbing Problems Today
Hopefully, with these tips, you can fix any plumbing problems you may encounter. Of course, some plumbing repairs require professional help, so don’t hesitate to contact a plumber if you can’t seem to fix the issue. And don’t forget to bookmark this post for future reference!
Did you learn something new today? If so, we invite you to check out our other home repair topics, as we’re sure you’ll enjoy reading them!