It is always a major annoyance to have plumbing problems. One day you wake up and your tap is leaking, you have slow drains, or something caused the sewage system to malfunction and all of this clog toilet up too. Dealing with these problems can be an experience trip through the hardware store, but beware, doing it yourself isn’t the best idea. It can do more damage than good. However, calling a plumber has its own disadvantages – more expensive, time consuming and can halt your schedule. Hence, it is important to know which jobs can be fixed by you and which cannot.
If you are new to this, read on to learn more:
Unclogging Drains – DIY
Clogged drains are easy to fix and can be done by you all by yourself. All you need is a plunger and some sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). Start by pouring some hot water down the drain to emulsify some of the greasy gunk. Then follow up with the plunger. If this does not work, then you can pour the sodium bicarbonate down the drain and rinse it away after a few minutes. Keep in mind that using a drain cleaner is possible, but the harsh chemicals inside it will damage the pipe and are also terrible for the environment.
Replacing Pipes – Call an Expert
It may seem like an easy task to replace a pipe or two all by yourself, but it is best to leave it to the experts. Taking out an old pipe is really difficult and placing a new one in its place is even harder. This makes an easy recipe for disaster in the form of a flooded room. You should only try this yourself if you are absolutely sure about what you’re supposed to do, otherwise messing up here can make an impact on your wallet.
Replacing a Showerhead – DIY
Replacing a showerhead is as easy as changing a light bulb is. You’ll just need to examine the showerhead for the model number, go to the store to get one and replace it by twisting out and back in. Any minor leaks can be fixed with flex seal or flex tape.
Fixing Geyser – Call an Expert
If you’re having problems with your geyser, don’t try fixing it yourself. Not only is it extremely difficult as a DIY task but is also very dangerous. An expert would know how to identify the problem and fix it or you.