2 Plumbing Repairs You Should Leave To The Professionals

Posted on: 24 January 2018

Are you planning on buying or have you already bought a house of your own? Have you been getting excited about the thought of being able to fix things yourself instead of having to wait for a landlord to fix them for you? Being a homeowner has many advantages, one of which is not having to wait days or weeks for someone else to get around to dealing with a malfunctioning air conditioner or a leaky faucet. But as great as it is or will be to not have to wait for a landlord, there are still some things that you should hire a professional for rather than attempting to handle on your own. Plumbing issues are especially tricky but two of the most important ones that you should call a professional plumber for include:

Constantly running toilet: As the fittings inside of a toilet start to age, they can start to malfunction. This malfunction manifests in a toilet that won't stop running for various reasons. While you could attempt this toilet repair yourself, installing any of the parts incorrectly could result in a leak that turns into a flooded bathroom. Not to mention, you could find yourself running back and forth to the store multiple times to try to find the right part to fit your toilet. It's simpler and faster to hand this type of toilet repair over to a qualified professional. It will save you both time and money in the long run.

Clogged drains: A lot of things can cause a drain to clog. If it's just one drain, you can plunge it out or try using a short snake in order to break up or to remove the clog. However, if more than one drain become slow or completely clogged at once, this points to a more serious issue. Instead of pouring caustic chemicals down the drain, it's important to get a plumber in to find the true cause of the clog before it manifests as something more serious or you wind up damaging your pipes due to the chemicals. In addition, a clogged toilet that may seem like a simple thing may be a more complicated toilet repair that won't be easily fixed by simply plunging out the toilet. The toilet itself may need to be replaced or the drain stack may need to be cleared out, neither of which can be accomplished with plungers or by pouring chemicals down the drain.

For more advice, contact a company like A AA Acme Plumbing & Drain Service.

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Knowing When It’s Time to Call the Plumber

My name is Jason Lawrence, or around my house I’m sometimes known as “Daddy Fix-It.” My wife Sarah and I have four children all under the age of ten. I didn’t start out as a guy who was handy around the house, but I am learning to become a do-it-yourselfer for sure. Did I mention that I’m a bit stubborn? There are times I struggle with projects a little too long, and it takes my wife stepping in to convince me that it’s time to call a professional. I’ve become especially handy with plumbing projects. I don’t know why kids think toys belong in the toilet and doll hair is good for the bathtub drain, but around here those are weekly events. I’m going to share some of my experiences, how I fixed some of our plumbing problems, and when it becomes time to call the plumber.

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