Plumbing Repair: Roto-Rooter Tips and Advice

Plumbing Repair: Roto-Rooter Tips and Advice

Performing DIY repairs is one of the many responsibilities homeowners have. Taking on big projects for home improvement becomes a regular part of weekend free time and can quickly become overwhelming as repairs demand your attention. Homeowners often overlook plumbing repair in Nashville until problems are out of hand and require the professional attention of a Roto-Rooter plumber. Here at Roto-Rooter, we are dedicated to quality service and products and hope to empower our customers by providing the information and resources they need to take better care of their home plumbing. With that in mind, take the following information into consideration to keep your home plumbing is great shape.

Leaky faucets are another problem that homeowners easily overlook. While this problem is really common, it is also fairly easy to repair. If you don't repair a drippy faucet soon enough, the seeping water will actually erode the brass fittings of the faucet beyond repair. When this happens, all you can do is buy a new faucet for your sink. This can be a bit more expensive than just doing a quick repair. First, turn off the water lines underneath the sink. Second, use a wrench to loosen the nut holding the faucet head in place. Next, take a look inside of the faucet at the sealant washer. It sets against a seat and moves back and forth limiting the flow of water. If this washer is warped or damaged at all, you will need to replace it. Once this is done, tighten the nut back into place and the leak should be gone for good.

Does your toilet run? That means it is leaking water right down the drain. It’s as if you left a faucet running. Most leaks can be solved by replacing the flapper valve. It’s the “lid” that lifts up on the bottom of the toilet tank when you flush the toilet. You don’t need tools to replace the flapper. Just unhook it from its mount with your hands and put a new one on.

For more information about plumbing repair in Nashville, give Roto-Rooter a call today.

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