When it comes to plumbing, you may be tempted to call a professional, but there are some problems that you can fix yourself. Below, we've outlined three common plumbing issues and how to handle them:
Slow Draining Sink
If your sink is draining slowly and you don't have a plunger handy, grab one from the bathroom or kitchen. Put the plunger on top of the drain and push down on it to create suction. This will pull whatever was clogging the drain up. You can also use a standard toilet brush to create suction while plunging down on the clog. Repeat as necessary until whatever's blocking your drain comes loose or until water begins to flow normally again (whichever happens first).
A plumber's snake looks and works like an auger, but it has a special head for unclogging pipes from 2 inches to 12 inches in diameter. It comes with interchangeable heads for different sizes of pipes so you may need more than one if your plumbing issue is not so simple.
Clogged Tub Drain
If you have a clogged tub drain, there are several things that may be causing the problem. It could be too much toilet paper or hair that's been flushed down the drain. The first thing to check is your plunger. If this doesn't work, try using a snake or auger to remove whatever is blocking the drain. You can also use chemical cleaners on stubborn clogs if they're not going away with other methods.
A running toilet is always a nuisance, but it's one that you can usually fix yourself. If you hear the sound of water constantly trickling into your toilet bowl, there are a few things that could be causing it:
There are some plumbing problems you can fix yourself.
There are some plumbing problems that you can fix yourself, but you should call a professional if you’re not sure about what to do.
If you're having a problem with your bathroom plumbing, there are some things that you can do yourself to get it fixed. While we recommend calling in a professional if your issue is more complex than just a blocked drain or running toilet, most homeowners can handle these three common problems.
It's best to call a plumber right away if you suspect that your pipes are leaking or obstructed. You never know when something with your plumbing system can go wrong and seriously harm your house or property. Give ASAP Plumbing a call if you have any questions concerning the symptoms of a leak - (228)-865-ASAP. We're pleased to assist.
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I called the number and had to leave a message. Within 10 minutes someone called me back. They came out within a few hours and fixed my drain. Clay, my technician, was professional, and knowledgeable with a great attitude (especially on a hot Friday afternoon)! Fixed my problem in no time. Their service is outstanding. And prices are reasonable for the area. I would definitely use them again!
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