Everyone has a plumbing problem every now and then. If you’ve got plumbing, it’s simply unavoidable! But not everyone has the money to call out a plumber for every single drip and problem. So what can you do if you have plumbing problems, but don’t have a lot of money? There are a few tips and tricks you can use that are simple, and you probably have the supplies already around your house.
The first thing to note is that the internet is a wealth of information. If you’re having a plumbing problem, any kind of leak or drip or clog, you can always go to your preferred search engine, be it Yahoo, Bing, or Google, and type the problem into the search bar. That will return a veritable wealth of information, and many of these websites you find will be able to give you step by step instructions on how to repair your plumbing problem.
The second thing to keep in mind is that plungers aren’t only for toilets! Many people forget that they have a plunger when their sink gets clogged up, but you don’t have to. While plunging the sink drain might not fix the problem, it’s a low cost solution that may work out exactly how you need. So you might as well go at your clogged drain with your plunger and see what happens.
If you have a constant leak or drip, this often comes from pipes not being tightened properly. This is also an easy fix. You’ll need a wrench of the right size, but if you have a pipe wrench or a crescent wrench, you can adjust those to the size you need. Then simply tighten up the pipes as tight as you can, and then try to go one tighter. That way, you can be assured that your pipe fittings are as tight as they possibly can be, and they’re much less likely to drip.
Another thing you can do is ask your local hardware store employees. The local hardware store will have employees that are no doubt knowledgeable on a number of different situations, including plumbing problems. You can simply describe the problem to them, and they can suggest a tool that might be able to fix it.
Lastly, if you have an especially troublesome clog in your drain, you may have to snake. A snake is a tool that’s essentially a long steel cable with a drill bit on the end. You simply shove the cable down into your drain, and spin it around. In this way, it catches up the clogged hair and gunk that’s stuck in your drain, and you can pull it out with the cable. It’s a messy job, but if you can do it without having to pay a plumber, that means you can save money!
And that’s it! These may seem like simple, easy solutions, and they are. Yet many people freak out and don’t know what to do when presented with plumbing problems. Now you don’t have to be one of those people.
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