Small Repairs Homeowners Can Do
Most Hamilton plumbing companies really like when the homeowner says they tried to fix something themselves. This generally means that we have some good business coming our way!
All joking aside, John the Plumber Hamilton would like to offer some small repair tips that homeowners can do to take care of things around their home. There are a few plumbing things that are not too daunting, and do not require too many specialty tools to take care of.
Don’t let the inside of the toilet tank scare you!
The inside of a toilet tank does have things that can be repaired by just about anybody and it is actually quite difficult to damage the parts. If it’s just a flapper that needs replacing, this is something you may be able to do yourself by going to the hardware store and finding the correct part. It is a relatively simple operation, though it does require some simple knowledge of how the toilet works. If you have another toilet in the house, pop off the lid, flush and see what happens with the mechanics inside.
Please, No Chemicals!
John the Plumber Hamilton will never recommend that you put any chemicals down your drains to unblock them, but we can recommend purchasing a drain snake in order to clear out minor clogs that you may have in your kitchen or bathroom. You will be shocked at how much hair your 2 daughters lose and how fast that creates clogs in their bathroom!
That Old Shower Head
Shower heads that are old or faulty are relatively simple and can often be easily replaced by the homeowner, as long as they have some thread tape and a wrench. Even adding a removable shower head to replace your fixed one can make a huge difference. Quite often these only have to be hand tightened but you may require a wrench to remove the old one.
Boiling water can be your best friend for stubborn clogs in a toilet. If you have the toilet that just won’t drain, empty a few pots of boiling water in there and let it sit for a bit. Boiling water will quite often dissolve a blockage enough to get it moving again. Also note that toilet plungers and sink plungers are actually different styles of plungers. Obviously you never want to use the toilet one in the sink one.
John the Plumber Hamilton is always here to assist with all your plumbing needs.