Most people have a few tools on hand to fix minor plumbing repairs. Many times, a clogged drain or leaky faucet only needs a little elbow grease to get things up and running again. And if you’re handy around the house, tackling small repairs like replacing a drain cover or worn out washer is easy. However, trying to repair even the most common issues can sometimes lead to more significant problems.
Common Household Plumbing Problems
There you are snug in your bed and you hear it; drip, drip. This common problem is not only annoying, but it’s also a huge waste of water. When the washer wears out, they can become stiff or even tear, which allows a tiny trickle of water to drip. Replacing the old washer usually fixes this problem. However, if your faucet continues to drip, the repair job could be more complex than simple washer replacement.
If the water in your tub or sink is slow to drain or not draining at all, a plunger may be the answer. Plungers work well to dislodge clogs, but they cannot completely remove them. Drain cleaners are also safe for occasional use, but if you find yourself reaching for the plunger on a regular basis, it’s time to call a plumber.
If you have to jiggle the handle of your toilet to make it stop running, you may need to replace its inner workings. Typically, toilets will continue to run when the flapper valve is no longer doing its job. Most toilet repair kits work for most models and require very little effort to install. However, there are times when toilets run for more complex reasons. If you replace the flapper and still have to jiggle the handle, a plumber can dig deeper to find the root of the problem.
Some issues are far too complex or even dangerous to tackle on your own. When in doubt, contact us at (806) 589- 1014 and we’ll send an experienced plumber to your home who can identify and correct the plumbing problem.