If you live in a house or apartment you guaranteed to at one point or another come across a plumbing problem. Here is a list of the most common issues you may come across with your plumbing and some easy steps to take to fix them.
Leaking or Broken Pipe:
- Turn off the house’s main shutoff valve to avoid water damage or further plumbing problems.
- Make temporary repairs to stop the leak; the pipe will have to be replaced as soon as it is suitable to do so.
- Reach within the toilet tank, press the tank stopper down into the valve seat, and hold it there.
- Turn off the water at the fixture shutoff valve under the toilet. If theirs is no valve, turn off the house’s main shutoff valve.
- Unclog the toilet with a funnel-cup plunger or closet auger.
- Shut off any faucet or appliance, such as a dishwasher, that drains into the sink.
- Unclog the sink using a plunger or snake. Don’t use a chemical drain cleaner if the blockage is entirety clogged.
- It is a good idea to keep a plumbing snake to fix numerous common pluming problems.
Faucet That Won’t Shut Off:
- Right away turn off the water at the fixture valve beneath the sink. If there’s no valve, turn off the house’s main shutoff valve.
- Repair or if necessary replace the faucet to stop any further pluming problems.
Steaming Hot-Water Faucet:
- Open every hot water faucets to relieve the overheated hot-water heater.
- Turn off the electric or gas supply to the heater.
- Let the faucet run until cold water flows from it. This a sign that the water in the heater is no longer overheated, then you can close them.
- Call in a professional to make any needed repairs to the heater.