Bathroom Fixture Repair Basics
There are a number of important things parents often teach their children. These lessons will be carried on throughout a lifetime, such as how to throw a ball, how to jump-start a car or how to fix a dripping faucet. NC Plumbing Services believes everyone should know how to repair basic plumbing issues. Here’s the solution to three common household plumbing issues:
- Dripping faucet- A leaky faucet is the most common plumbing problem in homes as well one of the easiest to repair. Drips are caused by seepage from the water supply and often the seat washer in the faucet need to be replaced. This can be easily done with an adjustable wrench, a Phillips or flat-head screwdriver and replacement seat washers.
- Clogged drain-While the best solution for a fully clogged drain is a plunger, there’s a simple homemade remedy for a moderately clogged drain. Pout 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1/2 cup of vinegar. Be aware of the foaming and fumes that can occur and let set for about three hours before running water. This remedy should clear out a partially clogged drain before it stops up completely.
- Running toilet-Nothing more annoying and potentially costly as a running toilet. A majority of time the issue is the flapper. The flapper might not be sealing and has to be adjusted or replaced completely. This requires no tools and can be easily done by removing the tank lid, then adjust the seal or replace if necessary.
If the above issues persist and you don’t feel comfortable with further repair, our skilled plumbers can provide expert advice and service at a price that respects your budget. Call NC Plumbing Services at 919-868-3585 to take care of your plumbing needs in the Raleigh, NC areas, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill and Morrisville, North Carolina.