When it comes to owning a home, there are some things that are worth putting on your big boy (or girl) pants and doing yourself. However, there are other things that are better left up to the professionals. This article will list a few plumbing issues that you can try to do on your own and others where you should hire a professional plumber to lend a hand (and a wrench). Sounds like something you're interested in? Read on to learn more.
DIY: Clogged Toilet
For the most part, it's easy to unclog a clogged toilet as long as it's not too severe. If you have noticed that the water in your toilet bowl is either too low or too high, then that indicates that you have a clogged toilet. So, how can you unclog it? Just grab a plunger, a bucket, and some gloves.
If you've never used a plunger before, then all you really have to do is ensure that the entire rubber part of the plunger covers the entire drain in your toilet. Once it's covered, start applying pressure to it; this pressure will help force anything that's clogged out of the toilet. When using a plunger, make sure that you wear gloves so that you don't get any feces on your hands.
So, what's the bucket for? If your toilet starts to overflow, a bucket will help you clean it up as quickly as possible.
Professional: Broken Pipe
Having a broken pipe may seem like something you can tackle on your own, but unless you are a professional plumber yourself, it isn't recommended. The only thing that you should do if you have a broken or bursting pipe is turn off the water supply until your plumber gets there. Then, once your plumber arrives, they can repair the entire thing.
Professional: Backed-Up Dishwasher
If you have noticed that your dishwasher is backing up into your sink and is leaving you with a sink full of water, the problem is probably with the garbage disposal. This is another thing that you should hire a professinal plumber for. When they come over, they will not only assess your drain and dishwasher, but they will also look at your garbage disposal to ensure that they really get to the root of the problem.
Basic plumbing issues are really easy to handle on your own, but ones that are more complex should be left to a professional. To learn more, contact a plumber near you.Share
19 July 2018
Hi and thanks for visiting my website. My name is Bob. I am 32 years old and single. And like many of you, I am barely making ends meet on my own. That's why I decided to create this website. I've run into a few plumbing problems in my home, and in order to save money, I found some remedies that I could do myself, rather than calling a plumber. I decided to share these secrets with you, as well as tell you when a plumber is absolutely needed. I hope my website helps all of you do-it-yourselfers when it comes to fixing your plumbing.