411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Too hot to handle: How to prep your home for summer

Most of us crave that elusive sun, but when it does come around there are umpteen additional considerations that enter the picture. Of course, if...

on Mar 26, 2019

3 Things to Consider Before Building a New Home

Building a new home is definitely an exciting experience, but it’s also one of the biggest investments you will likely ever make.  In...

on Mar 19, 2019

Load Restraint Systems: Keeping the Roads Safe

It only takes a quick look at the number of accidents caused by trucks with unsecured loads to realise the importance of load restraint systems....

on Mar 18, 2019

7 Best ways to Get Rid of Old Furniture and Old Large Items

Is unwanted furniture taking up space in your attic? Or maybe you are moving, and the idea of transporting old furniture and appliances sickens...

on Mar 17, 2019

How Inclement Weather Can Affect Your Pool

Only a few months into 2019 and it has been the craziest winter on record for a number of years all across the country.  Heavy weather systems...

on Mar 11, 2019

How to Fix 3 Common Plumbing Issues on Your Own

by Boris Dzhingarov on Nov 18, 2018

The plumbing system is one of those facilities in a home that we only think about when it starts to malfunction, but once something does go wrong, it usually creates a whole lot of problems for everybody. That’s why it’s a good idea to get your plumbing checked regularly before things actually break down. Nonetheless, there are ways to tackle minor plumbing issues on your own, or at least till the professionals get there!

Plunge the Clog Away

If you don’t have a plunger for the sink yet, it is time to get one because that’s going to be your number one weapon against clogged kitchen sinks. If a hefty amount of plunging with the plunger and poking with a plumber’s snake doesn’t do the trick, it’s time to try a drain cleaner liquid. Do keep in mind that chemical drain cleaners may damage the pipes and, therefore, always check the instructions on whether they are suitable for copper/iron/PVC pipes, whichever you have at home. A homemade drain cleaner, made out of vinegar and baking soda can also do the trick and is definitely a safer option than chemical cleaners, but it’s not as powerful. Similar steps can also be taken to successfully clear up a clogged toilet.

Replace the Flapper Valve to Address Running Toilets

It has been estimated that leaky faucets are one of the main reasons responsible for shooting up the water bill in most households, but compared to the hundreds of gallons of water that homes with running toilets lose every day, it’s almost insignificant. Fortunately, this is a very easy problem to solve, as long as it’s a faulty flapper valve that’s causing the problem. The flapper is the valve which controls the passage of water from the tank to the bowl and all you need to do is replace it. If that is not the issue, you will need to call in a professional Cranberry Twp plumber to find out what is actually causing the toilet to lose water.

Open Up the Jammed Garbage Disposal

It may seem intimidating, but more often than not, opening up the garbage disposal and cleaning the motor isn’t as complicated as one may think. However, before you open it, do try the reset button first to see if that doesn’t improve things. If opening and cleaning are still required, use the key that came with it or a ¼” Allen wrench. At times, the blades might be damaged beyond just cleaning and they may need to be replaced.

Sometimes, just a basic knowledge of plumbing isn’t enough, and you will need the assistance of a professional plumber to get things back in order. As mentioned earlier, it is important to get your plumbing system checked regularly, before they go out of service for good. More often than not, that leaky faucet or that frequently clogging toilet are signs that there might be more severe underlying issues in need of addressing.

Author

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Best Ways to Improve Your Home

Improving your home can be one of the things you are looking to do in 2016. Whether you believe this improvement can come from adding a new...

Improvements / Remodeling

Creative DIY Bedroom Storage Hacks

Having a unique piece of storage for your bedroom doesn’t have to be expensive. These cheap DIY storage hacks are easy to make and add a...

Bedroom / Furnishings

Home Repairs Which Should Be Done in Summer

Although there is always that off repair that needs to be done in an emergency during winter months, many home repairs really would be most...

Improvements / Remodeling

Home Renovate: Breathe New Life into Old Furniture

There is no denying the fact that old and antique furniture are any day better than fancy ones that line the market. You must do everything you can...

Bedroom / Furnishings

Why Corian Is A Proven Performer In The Home

When you take on the construction or renovation of a home, the materials you use can be any of a wide variety of types. But no matter what...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2019