When it comes to major plumbing problems, it’s always best to seek the help of a professional. However, there are some simple plumbing issues that you can probably handle on your own. Below is a list of common plumbing issues that can easily be fixed in many cases:
Clogged Drain Clogged drain is a plumbing issue that most people will have to deal with at some point. Regardless of whether you have a clogged toilet, sink or bathtub, it can be frustrating to deal with a clogged drain. It is a good idea to have at least two plungers. You can use one plunger to fix toilet clogs, and the other plunger can be used to fix any other type of clog that you have.
Most simple clogs can be removed with a plunger. If you are unable to remove the clog with a plunger, then you should consider using a drain snake. There are many rental places that have drain snakes. It is time to call a plumber if plunging and snaking do not fix the problem.
Leaky Faucet A leaky faucet is often easy to fix. You will need a screwdriver, pliers and an Allen wrench to fix a leak. If you are unable to fix the leak yourself, then it is time for you to call the plumber.
Dishwasher Draining Issues Your dishwasher draining problems may be easier to solve than you think. If your dishwasher is not draining problem, then you should try to clear the filter. You should also try running the dishwasher again. If neither one of those things work, then you should consider calling a plumber.
Toilet Will Not Stop Running Most of us have used a toilet that continued to run after we flushed it. Modern toilets should not run because they are designed to conserve water. If your toilet keeps running, then the water may be leaking from the tank into the bowl. This can usually be fixed by replacing the rubber flap in the toilet. It is time to call a plumber if you water is leaking outside of the bowl. If you notice water around the toilet, then the water is likely leaking outside of the bowl.