There are many cases of bad plumbing causing large fires and disasters at home. In fact, if you look at this news articles from Reporter News, you’d know exactly what I’m talking about.
Today I’d like to share a couple of tips with you on how to prevent these disasters.
COMMON PLUMBING PROBLEMS AND HOW TO FIX THEM
There are a lot of plumbing problems that you encounter in the average home. Some of these problems are common and easy to fix than the others. It can save you hundreds of dollars if you know how to do the repairs for these problems yourself.
LOW WATER PRESSURE
Low water pressure at the sink faucet is usually the main source of this complaint. First, when you have this problem, check to see if it is affecting both hot and cold water and If both have low pressure the most likely culprit is the aerator because calcium deposits slowly build up in the faucet aerator and reduce water pressure. To fix a blocked, just carefully remove the aerator, clean out any debris and its build up and put it back on.
SLOW DRAINING SINK
Another common plumbing problem is a sink that drains slow which is usually caused by a collection of hair and other debris over time on the pop ups that is used to stop the sink. To make the drain to flow smoothly again you need to clean out the debris by using a handy plumbing tool called Zip-it. Another option is to remove the pop-up and clean it out. This can be removed by unscrewing or using pliers. Reinstall after it has been cleaned.
SLOW DRAINING TUB
Another common plumbing problem that can be easily fixed is a slow draining tub and is usually caused by tub drains that is full of hair and slows the water down when draining out of the tub. Again the Zip-It tool and a pair of needle-nosed pliers are great tools that can be used to reach out and clear the debris in the drain. You may have to remove the tub stopper in the drain before getting the hair clog. Clearing out the tub drain regularly is a good idea even if the tub is draining normally as leaving it too long could clog up the drain completely.
A running toilet is another common plumbing problem that many people are familiar with which is easy to fix. The first step in fixing this is to figure out what is causing this problem and once you have identified the cause, you can have it replaced or repaired to stop the running water.
JAMMED GARBAGE DISPOSAL
One of the common plumbing problems that is high on the list is a jammed garbage disposal because many people lose the neat key that comes with the garbage disposal to help unjam it. Luckily, an Allen wrench can be used to unjam this by using a ¼ inch Allen wrench and simply turning it in both directions to free the motor.
For more information, you could always give our trusted local company a call. Check out their website over at www.geelongplumbingservice.com.au.