Is there a clog in your sink? Does your toilet continuously run? Are you experiencing low water pressure throughout your house? Sometimes it is tough to determine if you should attempt to fix a plumbing problem yourself or to identify when you need a plumber.
If you consider yourself pretty handy around the house, then there are a few scenarios where you might be able to fix the problem yourself. For example, one common plumbing issue is a clogged sink. We are sure that many people have experienced slow drainage in a sink at one point or another. Usually a sink is draining slowly because it is clogged with debris, such as hair. If you have a plumbing tool called a Zip-it, you can try to clean out the drain yourself. If this doesn’t work, you need a plumber and should call in a professional to help you unclog your drain.
Another common plumbing problem is a continuously running toilet. There are a number of different problems that could be behind this issue. The tricky part will be determining the specific cause behind the continuously running toilet. Once you have determined the cause of the running, then you will be able to replace any broken pieces or make any necessary repairs. Depending on the cause of your problem, the solution could be replacing a toilet fill valve, a toilet flapper, or a leaky flush valve. If there is any doubt about the problem or if you are having an issue identifying the reason behind the running toilet, you need a plumber and should call in a professional to help you solve the running toilet problem.
One more common plumbing issue is low water pressure. Fixing low water pressure will depend on what sink the problem is found at and whether or not it is impacting both the hot and cold water. When both the hot and cold water are affected, it could be a problem with calcium deposits building up in the aerator and affecting the water pressure. However, if it is not a problem with a blocked aerator, then you need a plumber and should call a professional to help you solve the low water pressure problem.
When in doubt about plumbing issues, call a professional. You don’t want to cause any further damage by trying to fix a serious plumbing issue yourself.
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