As we enter into what we call the holiday season, it’s important to prepare your plumbing systems for the extra flushing and wear and tear it is likely to experience. Your in-laws coming to town, having ‘Friendsgiving, celebrations, and having all your friends and family over to celebrate the various holiday we have from November to December. While it’s important to schedule regular maintenance and cleaning, it’s important to know some DIY plumbing tips. Are you looking to complete a DIY plumbing project? Mr. Rooter Plumbing has just what you need!
While DIY plumbing projects aren’t always recommended, there are some things you can do yourself to prepare your plumbing for the increase of use that’s to come in the next couple of months, especially if your budget doesn’t include room for plumbing repairs.
We asked the Mr. Rooter Plumbing team what their #1 tips are for DIY plumbing repairs, and this is what they came up with…
1. Weak water pressure
Having little to no water pressure is annoying – it makes cleaning dishes take longer, and it definitely makes showering a hassle. If you’re looking for a quick-fix solution for weak water pressure, you can simply unscrew your showerhead and soak it in a descaling solution. This kind of solution can be found at any hardware store, and soaking it will break up any junk that’s built up in or around your showerhead.
2. Clogged toilet
If you’re dealing with a toilet that won’t flush and you’re planning on having Thanksgiving at your home, you need a quick solution to unclog it. You can use the good old plunger method to unclog your toilet if you need a quick fix, but this doesn’t serve as a long-term solution. If you deal with frequent clogging, you should call Mr. Rooter Plumbing for a long-term fix.
3. Clogged sink
Your kitchen is supposed to smell like fresh baked cookies and bread, not rotten eggs. If you are dealing with a rotten smell coming from your kitchen sink, you are most likely experiencing a clog and need a DIY fix. For this, we recommend mixing vinegar and baking soda, pouring it into your drain, and watch the magic happen. This mixture will unclog your drain without causing any long-term damage.
4. Shut off your water switch
Water leaks are a common issue people deal with when it comes to their plumbing appliances. If you are dealing with a toilet or sink leak, you need to turn off your water immediately. But not everyone knows how to shut off their water switch. The toilet valve is typically behind your base, simply turn it to ‘off’, and you can assess the situation. If it’s a kitchen sink leak, you will most likely need to turn off your main water switch, which you need to know where that is located.
Are you dealing with plumbing issues but don’t have time to get a local plumber to your home? Do you need a DIY solution to your plumbing issue? Mr. Rooter Plumbing has some DIY plumbing tips for you! Whether you’re dealing with a water leak and need to shut off your water, or you’re dealing with a clogged toilet, these tips are here to help you! Call our office today to learn more or speak with a team member.