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You May Not Always Have To Call Us
When it comes to water damage and other water related problems, Restoration Local wants to be your first best source for the solutions. However, that doesn’t mean you always have to call us for every situation involving water. There are a number of water related issues common to every home that may be effectively addressed without having to call in the pros. So take a moment and become familiar with the top five water problems that are definitely do it yourself jobs.
Shower heads are one source of frustration. Replacing one can be a trying experience if the connection isn’t properly sealed, and taking a shower is no fun at all when the shower head keeps leaking as much water as it is spraying. Before you panic, though, take a moment to make sure the shower head is screwed on tightly and firmly. If there are leaks, reinstall the shower head, but make use of plumbers tape around the edge of the pipe. This thin material does wonders when it comes to forging a better and more effective seal.
Sink faucets may also be a source of frustration when they malfunction and need replacing. The process is a little more involved than just unscrewing the connection, as the water supply will need to be shut off to avoid unwanted leaks. Water supply lines will need to be detached, and then any screws or nuts that hold the faucet in place will need to be removed to allow the unit to be uninstalled. Revisit the process in reverse when installing the new sink.
Clogged drains can be a pain, especially when you find yourself up to your ankles while in the shower. Fortunately, there are a number of drain cleaning solutions and tools on the target that allow homeowners to remove the clog material effectively and rapidly. The only downside is that you may find yourself handling some rather unappetizing material. The upside is that plumbers are rarely required for most clogged drain problems.
The first cousin to clogged drains has to be the clogged toilet and the more folks you have in your home, the greater the chance for toilet problems to arise. Plungers may be sufficient for most clogged toilets, and again the result may put you off your popcorn, however, clogged toilets rarely if ever require the ministrations of a plumbing professional.
Low water pressure can be frustrating, and is usually immediately noticeable, since it affects almost any situation that requires water flow. In most cases it may be due to something as simple as running too many appliances at once. Even two people taking two different showers may result in less than impressive water pressure. In some cases, clogs in the water lines my result in lowered water pressure.
Of course if you have water damage as a result of any of these problems, then Restoration Local expects your call. But be aware of the problems that may be adequately dealt with by you, the homeowner, so you do not have to expend unnecessary capital.