Taking pride in your home isn’t just about its appearance. It’s also about making repairs so that you’re living environment is comfortable. Big repairs should be handled by professional contractors but there’s a lot of little fixes that you can handle with the right tools, materials and the occasional YouTube DIY video. How many of these common home fixes can you tackle?
Replacing the Showerhead
A showerhead will occasionally become clogged thanks to mineral deposits in the water. You may also be using an older showerhead that waste a lot more water than a newly designed low-flow showerhead. All that is really needed to replace the showerhead is an adjustable wrench, plumbers tape and your new showerhead of choice. Thankfully, the vast majority of shower pipes are universal. That means one showerhead fits all.
Stopping a Toilet from Running
A toilet that is running can be an annoyance but it’s also a big waste of water. It would be a shame if that water were running all through the night. All you have to do to stop a toilet from running is make an adjustment in the tank. Lift the lid, flush the toilet and watch the cycle. You’ll see right away what the problem is whether the flap is enclosing or the flow bulb is rising as it should. Both are easy fixes. You can turn off the water under the toilet, flush again and the tank will be empty for you to make your adjustments.
Shutting Off Water and Gas
You should become familiar with where your water and gas lines run into the house and how to shut them off. Turning off water is a good idea when you go away on an extended vacation. And they gas needs to be shut off the moment you smell gas in the home.
Unclogging A Kitchen Drain
Just so you know, the same plunger you use in the toilet won’t work in the kitchen drain. You need a smaller one to get the suction power that you need. Avoid pouring chemicals down those pipes because they are too corrosive. If you want to take extreme measures into your own hand, then you can buy a small Roto-Rooter system to use on a drain.
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