Many of us are aware of the many common bathroom plumbing problems, but have you ever stopped to think what it takes to fix them? Here are some of the more common plumbing mistakes that we can all prevent and fix in a relatively short period of time.
Water Leak – One of the first things you will need to do when you notice your faucets starting to leak is find where the leak is coming from and then find a way to fix it. Sometimes this involves opening up the sink to see if there is a leak somewhere. However, there are times that a simple drain cleaning or faucet repair is enough to stop a small leaking problem.
Other times the problem lies with the water pipes themselves. In this case it is always best to call in a professional plumber to make sure everything is fixed. These professionals have the knowledge, equipment, and training needed to identify any potential leaks and fix them quickly and efficiently.
Clogged drains – If you are trying to clean a clogged drain, you may want to consider using an automatic plunger to clear away the dirt and buildup on the sides and bottom. Some people are more comfortable using these tools, while others prefer manually pushing the plunger down into the drain to clear out debris. If you are a more hands-on type of person, try using a mixture of baking soda and water to get rid of build up in the drain and clogs on the inside.
Damaged Sink Tap Water Flow – If you are using a kitchen sink that goes into the toilet, there are a few other issues that can cause a problem with the water flow. If you have an older sink, you may want to replace it with a newer model. Also, if you are using the wrong pipe for your sink tap, the water will not always flow smoothly from the toilet to the sink.
This is a problem that can happen to almost anyone, even those who do not use their sinks very often. It may require some extra work for a professional plumbing company to fix, but this problem can be easily avoided with a few simple changes. Take the time now to read the manual and learn as much as you can about the plumbing of your home.