3 Plumbing Fixes Every Homeowner Should Know
The next time a valve springs a leak or your toilet won’t stop running, don’t panic. Before you rush for the phone and frantically dial the number for a plumber, take a deep breath because you may be able to fix the problem on your own. See below to find three plumbing fixes every homeowner should know.
Fix That Faulty Valve
Whenever you notice a leak in your home, it’s vital to stop it right away. Even a small drip can cause major problems. Notice a leaky valve? Close the main water-supply to the valve first and then loosen the nut with a wrench. Loosen it until the threaded spindle is exposed and wrap it with Teflon packing. This is usually all it takes to fix a leaky valve, just be sure to turn the water-supply back on to make sure it no longer leaks.
Clearing Out The Aerator
Having a problem with the water pressure in the bathroom sink? There may be something clogging the aerator. In order to clean it out, unscrew it from the faucet spout and cover the drain hole with a rag. Turn on both the hot and cold water to force out whatever is causing the blockage.
Toilet Gone For A Run?
Lots of homeowners face the problem of a running toilet. While many of them get worried and call in a plumber, sometimes it’s a very quick fix. First, turn off the water at the shut-off valve and remove the tank cover. You’ll find the flush valve with a rubber flapper inside the tank. Remove the flapper and check for damage. Check and adjust the float on the chain to the height of the water level. If this doesn’t solve the problem, you may need to install a new flapper.
Can’t fix these plumbing problems yourself? Don’t worry, ABC is here to help. Give us a call and we’ll get you back on track.
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