Some of the most common bathroom plumbing issues can be easily fixed. However, not taking the steps to correct and prevent these problems could lead to much bigger issues and expensive repairs down the line.
Professional Plumbing Tips
Plumbing issues can occur when you least expect one. While more serious plumbing issues are better left to the professionals, there are a few common plumbing projects you can perform yourself if you don’t want to wait for a plumber. All you need are the right tools and required knowledge.
Losing a small piece of jewelry or other object in the toilet can be a very harrowing experience. However, the chances of retrieving it are usually pretty good. First of all, don't panic! Start by taking a deep breath. It's possible that it hasn't fully escaped the bowl yet.
Attached to the handle by a chain, the toilet flapper is the rubber piece that lifts when the toilet is flushed, allowing water to flow into the bowl. If you hear the water continuously running in your toilet tank or if it seems to take too long to fill, most likely you need the flapper, or the flush valve seal replaced. If the toilet occasionally flushes on its own, that too, can be a result of a worn-out flapper.
Running water is one of those things that's easy to take for granted until you have to make do without it. When a plumbing emergency arises and you have to turn off your main water valve, suddenly many things become more difficult. But don't panic! There are ways to get by until your water can be restored.