Today I'm sharing my extensive list of DIY Home Plumbing Repairs. We have been homeowners for over seven years now and have seen our fair share of plumbing issues. Thankfully my husband is very handy, and I can't remember one time he has ever had to call in a plumber (knock on pipes).
We've experienced some of the most common plumbing nuisances like the constant water dripping from a leaky faucet. Water running in a toilet long after it's been flushed. I'll never forget the day I walked into the laundry room and stepped into a puddle of water. We later found that all of the flooring under the washer and dryer was completely rotten. As you can imagine that was not a good month.
DIY Home Plumbing Repairs
We understand plumbing problems, and today we are sharing some of our favorite do it yourself plumbing solutions.
DIY Bathroom Plumbing Repairs:
The bathroom is where most plumbing problems exist, but thankfully it is also where most plumbing solutions can easily be carried out by the homeowner. With a little time and money you can repair most of the issues with a quick trip or three (if you're my husband) to your local home improvement store.
Fix A Leaky Faucet:
Need to fix a leaky faucet? This Old House has you covered! If you're tired of listening to your faucet, drip take care of it today. No need to call in a professional!
Re-Caulk Your Bathroom:
If you notice cracked or damaged caulking around your bathroom sinks, tub, or shower it's time to re-cauk your bathroom, but if you're going to do it you need to do it right the first time. This tutorial from the DIY network is perfect for people like me, and I think it will help you too! With step-by-step photos and a video to boot, you'll be caulking like a pro in no time!
Stop Your Toilet From Running:
If you think putting a brick in the tank is a good way to stop a toilet from running I'm not judging you! 😉 I will, however, say there is a better way! Don't believe me? Just ask Family Handyman. He will give you a fix that lasts forever and won't add clay to your water. In this article, you'll learn how to completely repair your endlessly running toilet for good! So save your bricks for your outdoor patio and take a look!
Unclog Your Drains:
Need to unclog a drain? Well, guess what? I don't need to send you away for that! I also don't need my husband to tell you how to fix it because this is one DIY home plumbing repair I have mastered. Thanks to four kids and long hair I know how to unclog a drain with the best of 'em. I use Roto-Rooter Clog Remover, 64 oz.
- For best results, make sure the cap is securely closed and shake well before using.
- Pour 16 oz. Slowly into the drain opening.
- Allow to work for at least 10 minutes. For tough clogs, wait longer.
- Flush with hot tap water. Repeat steps 2, 3, & 4 if necessary.
As you can see these DIY home plumbing repairs while annoying are pretty simple jobs to complete on your own. When your plumbing problems escalate beyond our do it yourself plumbing solutions, it's time to call in the professionals. Spending money is never fun, but making a medium size problem a large-scale problem by trying to fix it yourself isn't a great idea either!
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