It is not a surprise that most of us do not have much of an idea about plumbing. But there are a few basic things that you should know which will definitely help you in many ways when it comes to plumbing. In this article, we will see the simple and useful plumbing tips that you can use in times of emergency.
Faucet parts replacement
Generally, if people find any problem in the faucet, the first thing that they will do is call the plumber to take care of the issue or replace the particular part. It is good to opt for the professional’s help, but you can save a lot of time and a little money if you can do it by yourself. The main reason why people do not indulge in any of these activities is that they are afraid that something might go wrong and it might become a huge problem. The fear is very much acceptable. But the fact is the repair of a faucet is very easy, and there are absolutely very fewer possibilities that things can go wrong. If the issue is in sink or shower, then there is no other go but call the plumber. Most of the faucet issues can be taken care on your own.
Remove clogs without chemicals
Clogs are one of the very common plumbing issues. Most us prefer to use the chemicals to remove the clog. But the clogs can be removed without the use of these chemicals. You can easily remove the clog and clear things with a drain snake. All you need to do is, just insert the drain snake and pull back. In most of the situations, the clog is easily cleared by manual procedures.
Checking the shower heads
The shower is one of the things in the house that constantly has leaking problems. Just because it is leaking it does not mean that there is a big issue in the piping line. Before jumping into any conclusion open the shower head and check them. There are good possibilities that the threads are not connected properly. To fix this issue, there is no necessity to call the plumber. All you need to do is just remove the old thread tape and apply a new one. Now reattach the shower head. If you want to remove the block on the nozzles, remove the shower head and soak it in the vinegar and hot water mixture for some time. Now just brush the surface and easily remove the deposits that were blocking the water flow.
Heat to loosen though water pipes
There are possibilities that you might have to come across situations where you cannot open the pipes that easily. Even if you use a pipe wrench, you won’t be able to achieve it. At this point, the only solution that you have is to heat the pipes and then remove it. Use a propane torch to heat the pipe, and you can easily remove it as the pipes expand while heating. Make sure that you protect the nearby wall with some heat resistant material.