Orlando Park, Illinois has been given the title of the 45th best place to live in the United States. However, these homes have plumbing problems the same as elsewhere in the country. Five of the most common plumbing problems are clogged drains, dripping faucets, leaking toilets, low water pressures, and broken water pipes.
Clogged drains can occur in the sink, bathroom basin or anywhere that water goes into the sewer system. This is often caused by pouring liquefied fats into the sink or from hair accumulating in the bathroom drain. Often all that is required to break the clog loose is a simple plunger. An auger can also be used if the plunger does not work. In extreme cases, a plumber may have to be called.
Dripping faucets are often caused because the ‘washer’ has become worn or a bolt needs to be tightened. A washer is very inexpensive and can be purchased at a home improvement store. The entire faucet unit may have to be replaced if it is worn out. Always turn off the water under the sink prior to taking the faucet apart.
A number of things can occur where a toilet is concerned. If it is a matter of the toilet running all the time, you may need to reinstall the chain or the arm or simply adjust or replace the flush ball or flapper for a quick repair. Home improvement stores have toilet tank kits, complete with instructions, for easy replacement.
Low pressure occurs in showerheads and faucets and is ordinarily the result of calcium or mineral buildup. These can be easily taken care of by the homeowner and there are complete instructions on the internet as to how this can be done.
A broken water pipe is something that often occurs where there is a freezing temperature. When this occurs, it is going to require the assistance of a plumber. Every homeowner should know where his or her water shut-off faucet is located in order to prevent severe damage should this occur.
Many plumbing problems are fully described on the web with simple solutions for the homeowner to make corrections. Many times, it can be something as simple as using soda, vinegar, or some other household product. This can save money with unnecessary plumbing bills.
Call Jim Wagner Plumbing today at (630) 577-9241 or (815) 609-1859 for the most affordable and effective residential plumbing service in Orlando Park, IL.