As you all know, plumbing problems can be fixed and solved by either a professional plumber or just by a homeowner depending on the issue. But, if you do not know which plumbing problems can be fixed by a homeowner, you must read the list below to know some plumbing repairs and maintenances that you can do by yourself.
Here is the list of the best DIY plumbing repairs and maintenances that every homeowner has to know:
- Getting Rid of a Leak Using Epoxy
If you notice that your pipe, either in the kitchen or the bathroom has a leak, then you have to know that the best DIY solution for that problem is to use epoxy. You just have to determine the location of the leak and then place a mark on it. After that, you have to shut off your house’s water system so that the water will stop flowing and the pipe will become dry. Once the pipe is completely dry, you can now apply the epoxy to the area where you see the leak. Let the epoxy to dry and set before you open the water system again. Consider checking the pipe again to determine if there are any other leaks.
- Repair Solutions for a Clogged Toilet and Sink
There are different solutions that you can do in order to repair a clogged toilet or sink. First, the most basic and common solution is to remove the clog such as small toys and jewelry with your hands. Remember that you have to wear gloves in this situation. If the clog is out of reach by via hands, a plunger could be the one to solve the problem. If you beileive that the clog is a nasty material like a clump of hair or cooking grease, then you should use a drain-cleaning material, which you can buy at a hardware store. Draining products that are chemical based should not be your top solution, but rather your last since these chemical products will likely damage the toilet or sink’s pipes.
- Replacing the Hose of Your Washing Machine
If now is the time that you must replace the hose of your washing machine, then you should know that doing this does not take a lot of effort. Firstly, you have to unplug it from the outlet and switch off the washing machine’s water. Next, you will now remove and disconnect the washing machine’s old hose from its back. You have to consider placing a bucket near you since water might still leak out. Lastly, you can now connect your newly bought hose to the valve of your washing machine and switch on the water again.
To conclude, you now know some plumbing problems that you can fix and solve by yourself. If the plumbing problem that happens to you is not listed here, maybe now is the time for you to call a professional plumber.