Basic Plumbing Repair Tips

Easy DIY Tricks to Know  

If you want to attempt your own plumbing repair before calling in a professional, below are DIY tips for general plumbing repairs.

Leaky Toilet Tank

To repair a leaking toilet tank, the very first thing you need to do is shut off the water valve under the tank. Then, unscrew the tank bolts and take off the tank from the bowl. Remove all the old washers, bolts, and gaskets. Then insert the new washers and clean around the holes, place the new gasket on the bolts, and put the tank back on the bowl.

Cleaning Faucet Aerators

The first thing you will think is what is a faucet aerator and why do I have one? These are small mesh screens that are placed on the end of faucets to break up the water flow. By adding air between, they will help to save water, money, and reduce the splash in your sink.

Aerators do get clogged, to clean it place some tape around the jaws of your pliers to prevent scratching it. Use them to loosen the aerator, and then take it apart and use a brush to clean it, put the aerator back together again and just reinstall it.

Use A Plunger To Unclog Drains

If you have a clogged drain, the first thing you have to do is remove the drain stopper. Block the overflow hole, and then cover the drain with the plunger. Make sure it is secured on the drain and then start to pump it up and down. Release the suction and remove the blockage. If this fails to do the job, the clog is probably deeper in the pipe, and you should call a plumber to come and snake the drain.

For details about the plumbing repair services that JP & DC LLC can offer you, and if you live or work in or around the Silver Spring, MD area, please do not hesitate to contact me at this number (240) 232-8308 today to schedule an appointment.

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