Thursday, 27 February 2014


Many people often have plumbing problems in their homes. Professional opinions are always better, but in today’s times its fair enough that you want to try fix things yourself prior to calling out an emergency plumber. Plumbing plays a huge part in the comfort of your house – no hot water and you will realise that quickly! Small problems like leaky faucets and clogged drains can turn into huge issues very quickly. However, there are lots of small plumbing issues you can fix without the need to call a local plumber!

Kitchen and Bathroom Plumbing Gold Coast

The easiest place to start with DIY plumbing is working with the pipes. Pipes are easily accessible as they generally have some space to work with them. Many people like to fix plumbing problems themselves due to the amount of money they will save. The expensive part in installing a new sink is not the sink itself. The parts that generally wear and cause the problems to the sink are cheaper to replace.

Parts that need replacing are often washers and ‘o’ rings, as they are often the cause of most leaks. Most the time, it’s easy to get to these parts with tools that are already in your house. If you are not sure what you are looking at, take a picture on your mobile phone with to you a hardware store. A lot of hardware stores have easy to understand diagrams of a faucet system that you can have. The reason for a picture is to ensure you purchase the right part. Be sure that before doing any work on your sink you make sure to turn the vales off so that water doesn’t go everywhere.

Other Problems that Occur In Your Home

An incorrectly placed flapper valve will result in a running toilet. You will notice this as you probably jiggle the toilet handle when flushing the toilet. Replacing the whole system is really easy & affordable! Prior to going to the hardware store, open the tank to see if the problems you can see.

Unfortunately using a chemical to unblock a toilet does not work. You are best off trying to plunge it with a plunger. Usually the problem disappears before ten plunges, if it doesn’t, you might to try an “auger” or “snake”. As you insert the auger into the toilet, give it a good twist to break any blockages.

People love to fix things themselves as it saves money and gives a sense of achievement. If what you try doesn’t work, then you will need to call a plumbing professional to sort out the problem. Be careful not to do further damage when attempting to fix the problem yourself!

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