Do-It-Yourself Stopped Up Drain Repair—If You Can’t Fix It, Call a Plumber – Part One

Drain Clog Repair Albuquerque NM

Repairing plumbing issues in an Albuquerque, NM, home is not for the faint of heart. However, its true there are certain plumbing problems the average person can do. Small plumbing problems like a bathroom sink clog can solved in not time flat. But, if a major plumbing issue pops up its ugly head, it makes good sense to hire an Albuquerque, NM plumber than to take on the task yourself.  

Plumbing repairs you can do yourself can be done with basic household tools most homes have on hand. Those tools, which more than likely in your home’s junk drawer or toolbox, include an adjustable spanner wrench and basic screwdriver.

Here are the repairs you can fix on your own with these two ordinary tools:

Your Standard Dripping Faucet

A common plumbing problem is dripping faucet. When a faucet leaks the racket of the water dripping is nerve racking to say the least. Normally faucet leaks are due to worn out rubber washer. The best way to solve the problem is to use your adjustable spanner wrench, take off the caps, then turn the screw below the cap until it is tight. Typically completing this task this will stop the leak straight away.

 Bathtub Stopped Up Drain

Bathtub drains get stopped up due to excess hair, soap scum build-up and other materials. The best bet to unstopping a drain clog is to use a high-quality plunger on the drain while covering any air vents at the top of the tub itself. Blocking air vents allows all the air from the plunger to push downward on top of whatever is blocking the drain. This is simply physics working its magic at its best. Another option is to rent a plumbing snake at local equipment rental store and use it on the stopped-up drain. You can also use a clothes hangar to push out bathtub drain blockage down the drain.

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