Common Plumbing Issues: How to Fix Them

Although our homes are great places to relax, unwind, and socialize, they can also give us plenty of problems. One of the main sources of those problems is plumbing. The pipes that run through the yard and house can become clogged or simply not function properly. When we come across that, we might scramble to the phone and call a plumber to fix the issue right away.

However, with a few tools and some basic knowledge, we can fix the common problems ourselves. Got a leaky faucet? If you know the steps to unscrew it, fix it, and put it back on again, you can save the money for a plumber for something that you want to use the money for.

Even if you’re a person who doesn’t know much about plumbing, fixing these things in your home can be fairly easy as long as you have instructions. Read more about how you can easily fix these common plumbing issues in your home.


Sometimes our toilets get clogged. This can happen for a variety of reasons, such as overusing toilet paper. There are a variety of solutions to fix your clogged toilet. You could use a plunger, pour boiling water down the toilet, or even use a hanger. If none of these methods work, then call a plumber. A plumber will be able to understand how to unclog the toilet, especially if there are more serious problems that you might be unaware of.

Clogged Toilets

Clogged Toilets

We use our sinks and showers frequently, and so they might experience clogged drains. However, these drains can be easily fixed and unclogged. Just as you would with a clogged toilet, there are several remedies to unclog a sink or shower. Boiling water is one solution. Another solution is to search for hair clogs, which are often near the surface and easy to get out. Sometimes using a snake can retrieve stuck or clogged objects.

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