If you have some common plumbing problems, here are tips to help you fix them.
Two words you can count on to make anyone say “Yikes!” are: plumbing problems. Even in the best kept home, plumbing problems can occur, which is why it’s good for every homeowner to know a few basics. Three common plumbing problems (and tips to fix them) are:
- Leaky faucets: Leaky faucets are pretty much the number one ignored plumbing problem around, yet they lead to things that can’t be ignored, such as higher water bills. A quick fix for this common problem is replacing a worn-out washer. Occasionally, the total tap needs replaced, which can be done with relative ease.
- Clogged drains: Most recognizable in kitchens and bathrooms, drains are a common area to accumulate gunk and block water flow. A plunger could help get rid of the gunk blocking the drain, or you can purchase over-the-counter plumbing products designed to remove the problem chemically.
- Backed-up or blocked toilets: Similar to a clogged drain, a backed up or totally blocked toilet is another common problem. Often in this situation it is a simple build up of waste. Your handy dandy plunger is what usually does the trick in this scenario. If the plunger doesn’t seem to make much of a difference, a device called a “sewer snake” can get to that U-bend easier. Another common fix is checking the toilet itself; it could be a leak causing weak flushing rather than the pipe itself.
Even with helpful tips, plumbing issues can persist. If you need help with your plumbing, give the professionals at Griffin Heating and Air Conditioning a call today at 704-873-1749.