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Handle Minor Home Plumbing Repairs with a Little Creativity

If you have just found a leak in your kitchen while you were busy preparing dinner, there is no need to panic or even call a plumber. With our tips and a little bit of creativity, you can quickly deal with minor plumbing issues, such as poor water pressure or clogged drains. However, you should be aware that sometimes, issues that seem small and insignificant can be just a tip of the iceberg. If you aren’t sure you can handle a plumbing problem, it is best to leave to a professional. If you don’t know what you are doing, you can inflict more damage than good and worsen the plumbing problem. Typical scenarios like leaks can be quickly and easily dealt with just make sure you follow our tips.

Unclogging a Drain

Clogged drains can be so annoying to deal with, but if you know what to do, you can resolve this problem in no time. Before calling a plumber and unnecessarily spending your money, try unclogging the drain by boiling water and running it in your sink. If this doesn’t work, you make a natural cleaner by mixing baking soda and vinegar. Run boiling water in the sink and then pour half a cup of baking soda on it and let it stand for a minute or two. After this, gentle plunging should do the work.  You can plunge the drain repeatedly until you unclog the sink. If nothing works, try unclogging the drain with chemical cleaners, just be careful not to breathe in the vapor when you open it and protect your hands with gloves.

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To prevent clogs in the future, you must regularly clean your drains from hair, soap, grease and food remains. Always clean after yourself after you finished washing the dishes or bathing. This five-minute work will save you from unpleasant and dirty work that comes with blocked drains.

Fixing Small Leaks

Before calling your plumber, try fixing a small leak with Teflon tape. Turn off the water and try identifying the leaking pipe. After you figured out what pipe is causing the problem, wrap the male threads at the end of that pipe. This doesn’t mean that part of the tube will be leak free. This is just a temporary solution that supposed to minimize the water that is coming out. You should call a plumbing expert to resolve this problem permanently and determine where the root of the problem is.

Handling Emergencies

If you are experiencing a plumbing emergency, you must call a professional plumber to come to your assistance. Everything you need to do in these situations is to shut off the main water valve and remain calm. Also, if any of your valuables are nearby, move them to protect them from possible water damage click here for more info.

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If you don’t want to handle all these repairs on your own, you can always get affordable plumbing services from a local licensed plumber. Just don’t ignore or delay the repairs because that will inevitably lead to bigger problems, possible damage and costlier repairs.

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