The experience of owning your own house comes with its ups and downs. It is a joy that is equalized by the not so joyful responsibilities that come with it. Every experienced homeowner has come to realize that the best way to care for a property is consistent maintenance, a little here, a little there. Even the most on the ball people forget about one of the most important parts of a house: the plumbing. With pipes running in the walls and under floorboards, it is quite easy to forget about and overlook problem areas. For example, slow leaks can go on for months causing serious water damage before anyone ever notices. This type of plumbing repair in Tucson has led many customers of Roto-Rooter to ask more questions and educate themselves about household DIY fixes and maintenance.
Clogged toilets are a serious problem only in the moment it seems. With a plunger handy, most overflowing messes can be dealt with easily and quickly. Since the bathroom is a high traffic area, toilet bowls experience slight failures as the drainpipe gets buildup of passing waste, paper, and dirt. One rule to always remember is to never flush anything that should not be flushed. For example, garbage, cardboard, paper, plastic, metal, and rocks have all been the cause for serious clogs and backups that require the professional assistance of a Roto-Rooter technician in order to fix. As long as you stick with common household cleaners, toilet paper, and human waste, your toilet should function properly all the time.
Leaky faucets are another common plumbing issue that most houses are experiencing every single day. In fact, you may have several in your own home. Water is naturally erosive and can do a number on plumbing brass. Just like the rivers that cut valleys and canyons into the earth over the course of time, water that starts to seep out of a faucet will eventually completely ruin the fittings. Did you know that a single drippy faucet can waste up to $20 of water a month? If you have several of those around the house, it can add up to be quite a lot of money! Luckily, this is an easy fix. First, shut the water off to the faucet. Next, using a wrench, loosen the nut holding the faucet in place. When it is removed, take a look inside at the sealant washer. If it is warped or damaged, replace it with one that fits perfectly in its place. Your leak will be gone for good.
For more information about plumbing repair in Tucson, give Roto-Rooter a call today!
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