DIY Plumbing Problems
DIY Plumbing Problems and when to Call in a Professional
Water is one of the most troublesome and costliest forces with causing damage to your home.
That’s why it’s important to know when you can fix a plumbing issue yourself or when it’s time to call in an expert.
Here are some basic plumbing repairs you can deal with yourself.
A slowly dripping faucet
Hearing a continual dripping sound when you are trying to sleep is not only annoying, but it’s costing you money!
A steady drip can mean the washer within the faucet needs to be replaced.
Turn off the water to the faucet and then unscrew the handle.
Inspect the O-ring and washer for damage.
Replace with a new washer and reassemble.
If the drip continues, you may have broken plumbing or loose parts.
If you have a newer faucet with a lever instead of traditional separate knobs.
You may need 247 Plumber Pretoria at Cell: 071 271 7734 Email: email@example.com professional to replace a broken ceramic plate or fix any of your leaking faucet problems.
A running toilet
After you flush, waters continue to flow into the bowl?
If so, that means you have a problem with your lever in the tank behind the bowl.
To fix it, remove the toilet tank lid, find the chain that is likely sunk to the bottom of the tank and reattach it to the lever that is attached to the toilet handle.
Sometimes you may require to replace the chain if they have damaged it.
A clogged drain
Stop! Before you pour a chemical drain cleaner down the drain to clear a drain, try using a natural alternative of baking soda, salt, and hot water.
Find out how to naturally unclog a drain here.
Some clogs are lodged too deep in your pipes to clear or are too large for solvents.
That’s when you need 247 Plumber Pretoria at Cell: 071 271 7734 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org expert to clear up the situation.
A shower head trickle
Does your shower head spray water in many crazy directions or does the water seem blocked in certain parts of it?
You might have a lime scale buildup on the shower head and spray plate.
Try removing the shower head and spray plate and soaking them in a descaling solution.
A cleaned shower head should get your shower back on track.
A gnarled garbage disposal
A garbage disposal can occasionally come to a grinding stop.
There are some easy things to get it going again.
Try resetting it using the reset button at the bottom of the disposal.
If that doesn’t work, try using an Allen key to manually turn the disposal to dislodge the clog.
If your disposal is leaking or still won’t work, call in an expert.
Here are some plumbing emergencies that are best left to the experts!
Water heater malfunction
Leaking water heaters or water heaters that are emitting an odor or making a strange sound are all cause to call in a professional.
Improperly performing water heaters can be a health and safety hazard.
Sump pump failure
Your sump pump is your home’s first line of defense against a high water table that can happen when there is a large rain or snow event.
If it fails, you could face a flooded basement and expensive water damage repairs.
Sump pumps need to be properly maintained and serviced.
A 247 Plumber Pretoria expert can help you if your sump pump fails and also prevent it from doing so in the first place!
Extreme changes in temperature can cause a water pipe to burst, sending hundreds of gallons of water into your home.
If a pipe bursts, immediately shut off the main water valve to your home and call a professional.
Clogged sewer lines
The main sewer line to your home is one of the biggest and most important pieces of plumbing.
A sewer line collapse or clog is always best handled by a professional.
At 247 Plumber Pretoria, we have the tools to diagnose and fix your sewer line issue.
Troubleshooting your plumbing problem is ok as long as you are not in over your head.
Our experts are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Finding an emergency plumber you can trust in Pretoria/Centurion has never been easier.
Call 247 Plumber Pretoria at Cell: 071 271 7734 Email: email@example.com and be confident the job will be done right.