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6 Hacks to Solve Common Plumbing Problems

common plumbing problems

Unexpected plumbing issues are inevitable and a nightmare to homeowners. However, repairing these issues can be a little easy if you know the procedures and tools needed to mend the damages in your plumbing system. Doing this will surely avert you from plumbing services, however, keep in mind that let the professionals handle those problems which you think are complicated and serious damages.

Slow or clogged drains

When you notice that there are gurgling sounds coming from the sink, typically, this is a sign of a clogged drain. To remove the clog partially or completely, you can utilise a plunger or a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to make a naturally clogged problem solution. All you have to do is to pour the mixture down the drain and flush a boiling afterwards. Don’t use chemical cleaners due to its corrosive content that will add further damage to the problem

Dripping taps

This plumbing issue should be repaired immediately. Inspect if there are any worn tap washers or any broken valves and replace it if there are any. Keep in mind to install high-quality taps in order for to avert any tap problems in the future.

Low water pressure

Instead of seeing gushing water out of your plumbing system, typically, a sign of low water pressure is when the water is trickling. The reason why there is a low water pressure is due to the aerators that are blocked. A simply solution for this involves in unscrewing the aerator and clean the debris, rust and other particles. If there is any need for you to replace it, then do it. Moreover, see your pressure reducing valve if it’s improperly adjusted or is damaged.

Running toilet

One of the signs that you have a running toilet is when you still have to jiggle the flush handle for the toilet to function. This also means that the valve didn’t completely cut off. With this situation, you have to check if the flapper or ball is totally closed. Also, inspect the chain if it’s too tight. If you found out that it’s too tight, loosen it. Lastly, check if the level of water is set higher than the overflow pipe and do some adjustments if required.

Shower head clogs

This issue is due to the hard water minerals that accumulate over time. To clean the shower head and remove the minerals, get your old toothbrush and vinegar to scrub off all the particles. Afterwards, rinse it with water.

Leaky pipes

Leaks on our pipes are such as nuisance due to the pool of water under our pipe system. Your initial step when you found a leak is to shut down the water supply to the pipe. If you’re looking for a temporary solution, use a Teflon tape to patch it. Additionally, it’s much better to cut a piece of rubber sheeting and wrap it around the pipe and secure it with the tape using a steel hose clamp. Remember these are only temporary solutions to decrease the amount of water that is seeping out of your pipe.