Plumbing Issues and How To Correct Them

Most houses have plumbing problems at some point. Whether it is a leaky tap, a clogged drain, or a running toilet, you will likely have to deal with it at some point. The good news is that you don’t necessarily need to hire a professional plumber for some of these small things. Today, we look at some common plumbing problems that you will likely come across in your home and we also offer simple solutions.

Clogged Drain

A clogged drain is mainly caused by people who are not careful or concerned with what goes down the drain. In the kitchen, pouring oil or fat down the drain or allowing poultry skins or starchy foods to go down the drain will eventually cause a clogged drain. To avoid this from happening, keep those food items out of the sink and also make sure that the water is running while you use the garbage disposal. The best way to try and clear the clog is by mixing baking soda and vinegar and pour it down the drain.

Running Toilet

When the water in your toilet keeps running after you have flushed, it probably means that the tank is not sealing as it should. It is most likely because the rubber flap in the bottom of the tank is not sealing shut. You can easily determine this by opening the top of the tank and watching the rubber flap while flushing the toilet. Most of us just jiggle the handle and that helps to reposition the flap and make it seal shut. That is the easiest temporary solution. If it gets worse or becomes a big problem, call your local plumber.

These are two of the most common plumbing issues, aside from a leaky tap, that we all have to deal with at some point. Luckily, these small plumbing problems are easy to fix and will cost you little to nothing.