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It is expensive and time-consuming for homeowners to call professionals for any plumbing issues. Our Columbus plumbers love solving small and large problems. If you feel confident enough to tackle your basic plumbing issues on your own, we can help.
Emergency Shut-Off Valve
The emergency shutoff device is designed to function in case of an accidental dislodging of the dispenser. The top of the valve opens, and the spring-loaded poppet in the valve immediately closes.
Let’s say that you have a toilet overflowing and the basement pipe is leaking. First, turn off the water supply at the source. You can avoid costly cleanups, water damage, or mould problems by knowing your emergency shut-off valve location.
You can avoid costly repairs and blockages by knowing how to use your garbage disposal properly. It would help if you did not place your garbage disposal.
- Fibrous foods like asparagus, celery, and sprouts
- Fats, oils and greases
- Coffee grinds
- Starchy foods like pasta, beans, peels, and rice are all examples of starchy food.
- Non-food items
Clearing the Clogs
Let’s not forget about clogs. These steps can help you de-clog your disposal in record time.
- You can turn off the power by either unplugging it or turning it off at the circuit breaker.
- Use a flashlight to inspect the disposal. Clear any obvious clog with a long, sturdy tool. Never use your fingers!
- If you don’t see an obvious clog, use a sink plunger. Start by filling the sink with water.
- Make your drain cleaner. Combine one part vinegar and one part baking soda, then pour the mixture down the drain. After waiting for 30 minutes, heat the water for 60 seconds.
- Test it by turning the power back on!
Cleaning Your Disposal
A simple DIY tip can keep your disposal blades razor-sharp and remove unpleasant smells. Place several ice cubes along with a piece of lemon peel down your disposal every so often. It can be left without water for around 30 seconds. Then, run it with some water and then add some dish soap. In less than 30 seconds, your blades will be sharpened, and you’ll smell lemony in no time!
We cannot stress this enough: Commercial drain cleaning products are bad news. They can be too strong and cause damage to your pipes. A DIY cleaner can be safer, more affordable, and just as simple. Pour boiling water and 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain to clear out major blockages. Let this sit for five minutes. Pour in the vinegar, and leave it to sit for five minutes. Warm water is sufficient to rinse the bowl.
To tackle toilet clogs, the first thing you should do as a professional plumber is to get a plunger for each toilet in your home. It’s crucial to get the toilet flushed quickly. You don’t want to run upstairs looking for the only plunger.
It is possible to repair a clogged toilet with a plunger. Disconnect the chain at the tank to stop water from flowing or turn off the water valve at the back. The bowl should be filled with hot water, the hotter the better. You can also use hot water and soap to help dissolve a blockage.
You get a large water bill at the end. Next, you start to notice water damage and mold. You might think you have a leak, but what can you do to be sure?
Although it can be challenging to locate an invisible leak, it’s not impossible. Turn off all taps and take a reading from the water meter. Let the water meter sit for a while without anyone using it, then check it again. If the meter shows water usage, there is a problem and you need to call an expert.
Another source of leakage is the toilet. The toilet! You can put food coloring into the tank. If you see color in the bowl within 30 minutes, there is a leak in your tank.
Leaky taps can be a serious plumbing problem. Although it is one of the most frustrating household problems, a leaky tap can slip to the bottom our to-do lists over and over again.
A rubber band can be used to secure a cloth around the faucet to stop the drip-drip-drip. When you’re ready, turn off the water supply and take out the tap body. It’s done! This works the same way for leaky pipes. But you’ll need to put a bucket under them.
Low pressure means longer showers and higher bills. Why not reduce your bill while getting better pressure? By simply cleaning the shower head. Use a small container of white vinegar to cover your showerhead. Put a rubber band around the edges of the bag to seal it and allow it to dry overnight.
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