If you are a homeowner, then you have probably run into one of more plumbing problems at some point. Depending on the type of issue that you run into, you may be able to save some money and do some plumbing repairs on your own. So, before you reach for your phone to call the professionals, this article will list three specific plumbing repairs that you can do on your own. Are you ready to learn a little bit more? Read on.
Probably the most common plumbing issues that homeowners run into is a clogged toilet. If you have a toilet clog, all you usually have to do is grab a plunger and start plunging. To use a plunger, simply insert it into the toilet bowl (even if it's dirty) and then apply pressure. All you have to do is apply pressure over and over and then usually it will release some pressure. Once the pressure has been released, a lot of the water will drain away; clearing out the clog. If you don't find any sort of relief, then make sure that you call a plumber because it may need to be professionally snaked.
Another clog that you may be able to get rid of on your own is a clogged kitchen sink. If you notice that your drain is clogged in your kitchen, then make sure that you run your garbage disposal first. Sometimes if you haven't run your garbage disposal in a long time, everything can back up all the way into your sink. Once you have run your garbage disposal, then you can pour some baking soda down your drain and then pour in some vinegar. The combination of these two ingredients will help to clear out a clog. After you do that a couple of times, you should be able to get rid of that clog.
Hair in Drain
If you think you have a clog in your bathroom sink because of a lot of hair then you can usually just unscrew the p-trap underneath your sink. To do this, you can usually just apply pressure to twist it off. Then, the p-trap (the pipe) should unscrew and you can pull all of the hair out.
As you can see, there are a few things that you can do on your own. If you want to learn more, contact plumber near you today!
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