Plumbers Advice for DIY Fixes: Roto-Rooter

Plumbers Advice for DIY Fixes: Roto-Rooter

Fresno plumbers make a living and do it well for one simple reason: plumbing problems. We all experience the joys and sorrows of running water. As each day comes and goes, we concentrate on the daily grind and the most pressing matters in our lives. The fact of the matter is that regular plumbing care that prevents serious problems gets thrust down to the bottom of our priorities. As a result, the basement suddenly floods seemingly out of the blue. The reality is, there was a leaky pipe that you didn't know about that developed into an extremely messy and expensive issue to fix. With the help of Roto-Rooter, we take out years of experience to help you do a better job at taking care of your plumbing.

  1. Leaky faucets are bad. While they are extremely common, most people don't think about how wasteful even one drippy faucet can be. From one leaky faucet, $25 worth of water is wasted in a month on average. Multiply that by the number of drippy faucets in your house and that adds up to quite a bill. When a faucet starts leaking, remove the head from the sink and take a look inside. You will notice a small washer set against a seat. This is responsible for hold back water. With water entering your house under pressure, this little washer takes a beating. If it is jostled out of place, all you need to do is seat it correctly again. This should fix the problem. If it is warped or damaged in anyway, buying a replacement that fits perfectly will get rid of the leak for good.
  2. Clogged showerheads make bathing no fun. Getting that even spray back again takes little effort and can be down very quickly. Simply remove the showerhead from the wall and use a small wire to push through each hole of the grill. This will remove all the gunk, grime, and calcium buildup. After that, let the head soak in a bowel of vinegar overnight and then rinse. Your showerhead will spray like new again.
  3. Clogged drains can be prevented by simply keeping them clean. Pouring boiling water down drains every weeks melts the grease and pushes the dirt and ickyness away. For added cleaning power that packs a punch, use boiling water with vinegar and baking soda to add natural acidity.

For more information about Fresno plumbers and how they can help you, call Roto-Rooter today!

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