Easy Solutions To The 5 Most Common Plumbing Issues
Having no problems with plumbing is one of the most important things to look for after a removal and when you are checking out a new home to buy.
Potential issues with plumbing can manifest in many types, but they all have one thing in common: they can be pretty upsetting. The last thing you want to experience is any of the following problems as you are unpacking your removal boxes. In case you do meet such problems, here is how to fix them:
1) Low Water Pressure
Typically, low water pressure happens right around the sink faucet. First, you’ll want to check if the low water pressure can affect cold or hot water. If both have low pressure, then more than likely, it’s being caused by the aerator. Calcium depositions can sometimes build inside there, which reduces the water pressure. Fortunately, it’s really easy to fix. You just remove it, clean it out completely, and then place it back where it belongs. If you have taken a faucet with you during the home removal you can straight out replace it.
2) Slow Draining Sink
Surprisingly, this is actually one of the most common plumbing problems. Usually, the item used to stop-up the sink could collect a lot of debris over time. In order to fix this problem, you’ll need to clean it all out. The easiest and simplest way for this is to use Zip-it. If you don’t want to use that, then you could always remove the item and clean it out yourself. Usually, this item (called a pop-up) is only held together by a small bolt or screw, which you can easily take out yourself. It’s likely that you don’t want to deal with this particular task as you are quite busy with various other tasks after the house relocation, but it is something that should be done.
3) Slow Draining Tub
Usually, with tubs, hair clogs the drain, which slows down water draining out of it. Just like with a slow draining sink, you can repair this yourself by using Zip-it or a pair of needle pliers. Sometimes, tubs will have tub-stoppers which you’ll have to remove, but other than that, it’s simple and easy. Whenever you are choosing a new home for you and your family, you should thoroughly inspect the bathroom and see if there are any such issues. You will focus better on your domestic removal if you know that there is no such task to deal with later on.
4) Running Toilet
First, you should figure out what exactly is causing your toilet to run. As soon as you know what exactly the problem is, you can replace it, repair it, stop the leak or running water.
5) Clogged Toilet
Whatever you do, don’t flush it. Pouring dish detergent followed by hot water will help. Some other option features pouring down a special solution to deal with the clog. Some people love to carry around a few of those, and prepare with them before relocation has even started.