Easy Plumbing Problem Solutions
Home plumbing issues can virtually give nightmares to the homeowner. Whether it is a leaky pipe, faucet or an overflowing toilet, whenever we find an issue with any of them, we snap out and vigorously seek the most effective quick fix to tackle the problem. After all, you do not want to end up in a flooded property because you procrastinated the repair. In the case of simple repairs, you may probably able to find a temporary solution to your issue. However, when it comes to permanent and long lasting remedies, it is essential to call your local plumber or technician for a plumbing fix. Here are some not too serious plumbing issues which can be fixed by a simple DIY trick.
1. Leaking Faucet
When your bathroom or kitchen faucet starts leaking before you find it, you may have wasted a large amount of water already. Putting a stop to the leak is extremely urgent not only to prevent wastage of water but also to avoid huge water bills. If your faucet is dripping, it is most likely due to a worn out washer on the valve seat. For a quick fix simply replace this washer on the valve seat and the leak should stop. If you still notice issues, make sure to call a plumber immediately.
2. Drain Trap clog
A clogged drain trap can be such a huge inconvenience. If your drain is running unusually slow, you may have a clog to blame. Usually, hair or some lodged small object can block the trap under the drain causing water to flow very slowly or completely restricting the flow of water. In such circumstances, turn off the water and undo the trap. Using a pair of gloves, manually try to remove the clog. You can also use various de-clogging instruments readily available in the market for this purpose. You can try using a snake down the drain to loosen the clog. Be careful to gently use the tools else they can ruin the internal lining of your drain.
3. Low water pressure
Low-pressure means that there must be some limescale buildup in the interior of your shower or faucet. You can try removing the buildup and check if the flow of water has improved. In the event that it stays the same, there may be an underlying issue with your plumbing system and you may have to seek help from a professional plumber.
4. Running Toilet
A running toilet can cause a flood in your home and a huge amount of water waste, not to mention a high water bill. If you notice that your toilet is running, immediately check the float, fill tube, chain of the flapper and the flapper itself to determine which elements are problematic. If these appear to be correctly working but the toilet still runs, your toilet may have become old and you may need to replace it.
If any of the above solutions do not solve your plumbing woes, or you notice severe plumbing issues with your system, talk to a licensed and experienced technician from A+ Distribution for a quick and effective plumbing fix.