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Do It Your Self

Plumbing problems is not something we tend to take lightly. No matter the size of a plumbing predicament, your New Jersey Plumber is here to help. Still, there are several plumbing problems that you will be able to handle and resolve by yourself, instead of calling an emergency plumber in the middle of the night. Completing them yourself or with the help of other family members, can save money and be very rewarding.

Needless to say, not every plumbing task is fit for amateur hands. Your home plumbing kit is not likely to include specialized tools, nor should you be expected to present professional plumbing skills or take upon yourself more complicates tasks as pipe replacement and installations. For temporary solutions to your plumbing predicaments you can rely on do-it-yourself home plumbing, but for a sounder and more permanent solution you should approach your New Jersey Plumber.

There are some basic home plumbing tasks you can do yourself. Clogged sinks are one of the most common plumbing problems. The clog can be eradicated by physically removing the curved pipes below the sink and pulling the clog out, or by using a plunger. Plungers are one of the best tools to use to clear out simple toilet clogs. If the clog is less simple, push an auger past the trap of the toilet and insert it into the pipe.
A leaking toilet can be fixed by opening the tank, checking if the water level is too high, and adjusting the ballcock accordingly.

Do-it-yourself plumbing is mostly about prevention and maintenance. There are many things you can do to minimize plumbing problems. Place strainers over kitchen and bathroom drains after finding out which materials should not be pushed down sink drains or toilets.

Acquaint yourself with your plumbing system, especially with the location of all shutoff valves, both the main and fixture valves. Once you know where they are located, you will be able to quickly turn them off during emergencies.

If you have any plumbing questions, feel free to contact your New Jersey Plumber. We'll be happy to provide you with more 'how-to' plumbing tips.

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