We get lots of people asking questions about their home plumbing problems. We also like to cover topics that venture into all aspects of life from landscaping to decorating. Today, we are going to talk about some quick plumbing fixes in your home.
Everyone has had those moments when you are looking at a clogged up toilet or drain. The situation can create a lot of fear due to the fact that you don’t know what is going on with your drain. It could be that your 3 year old has stuffed something deep in your toilet. Or it could be this incredibly huge hair ball stuck at the top of drain.
We would like to go over some quick fixes today.
One of the quick fixes we will be focusing on is using less chemicals for your clogged drains. A lot of people automatically look to a certain chemical if they find themselves with a clogged drain. They will go to the store and pick out Drano to Kleen Out. However, there is a simple solutions in which you do not have to use harsh chemicals that can effect your pipes as well as something more cost effective. A friend of mine who is a Peoria Plumber instructed me to simply use baking soda and vinegar. Both of these two combinations help to create a reaction that cuts away at your clogged drain. Try it next time to see if it works for you.
Another quick fix has to do with a cracked seal in your bathroom. The best way to fix this is to re-caulk the damaged area. The best way to approach this task is to remove the already existing caulk that is around the bathtub. You will need to use a putty knife to help remove it. Make sure you clean out all of the old caulk. It doesn’t mix well with the new caulk and more than likely will leave holes for the water. Following this, make sure you have a caulk gun so that you can work out a line that will be smooth. You will need to pay particular attention to your lines. They need to be neat and the same mixture. Following this, wet your finger tips and begin to wipe the line of the caulk. You need to pay attention to the fact that the caulk will dry quickly.
I hope this has been helpful as you think about what to do next when you run into a plumbing issue. It is not as scary as you might think.