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Simple Plumbing Repairs That You Can Do Yourself

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The majority of DIY articles in Australia are discredited, after all, they teach people to do things by themselves and keep experts out of business. Nevertheless, come tothink about it; why should a plumber overcharge you for something that you can accomplish results in minutes? Plumbing repair has created a buzz both in online and offline platforms, and most specialists think that its time Australian property owners are geared up with basic plumbing abilities, such that they do not constantly need to call plumbing experts when they find themselves in emergency circumstances that they can control without the help of an expert plumbing technician.

Depending upon how passionate you are about Do It Yourself tasks, you can attain both significant and small plumbing repairs as long as you have the right tools in your tool kit. By doing a few of these repairs, you will save lots of cash that you would have spent paying for emergency plumbers, who most of the times exaggerate their services, providing a golden opportunity to overcharge customers.

The following are some tools that you should own:


- 2 plungers

- A screwdriver

- A set of pliers

- A utility knife

- An adjustable wrench

- A caulking gun and,

- A plumbing tape

If you don't have all or any of the above, please purchase them from your nearby shop, or purchase them from trusted online suppliers. They will help you in doing lots of plumbing repairs including;

Fixing a clogged up drain

It is necessary to know ways to repair a blocked drain as much as you know ways to avoid it. A clogged drain can be harmful and can create immeasurable troubles, not forgetting the terrible odor that comes with it. It is prudent to repair your blocked drain before your home ends up being a no-go zone. Fortunately, this is something that you can do on your own.

To avoid blocking the drain, set up hair catchers in bathroom drains, avoid dropping food particles in kitchen drains, and most significantly, keep the drain tidy by utilizing various natural solvents such as vinegar and baking soda repeatedly.

You can put hot water down your drain, use a coat hanger or release a few millipedes to clear the particles triggering the blocking. In many cases, nevertheless, a blocked drain is brought on by plumbing vents, which ought to be repaired by professional plumbing technicians. Alternatively, if you find out that particles has obstructed the drain pipelines and not the plumbing vent, use a cable auger or a sink plunger to repair it.

Running toilet

In many cases, a running toilet is brought on by a defective floater switch or stop valve. If you don't believe in yourself, or you are not a Do It Yourself diehard, you can jerk the handle to stop your running toilet, which will temporarily resolve the issue till help arrives. However, if you are not scared to dip your hands in toilet water, which lots of people perceive as unclean, repair the entire assembly, and you can treat yourself with a bottle of champagne knowing that the problem is solved at last.

Setting up a toilet

Truthfully, you do not need to invest a fortune to set up a toilet. It is as easy as ABC. A lot of plumbing technicians will come to your house and expound to you how Australian toilets are challenging to set up, and how complicated your bathroom is; thus making you think that you should pay a lot for the service. To guarantee a smooth setup, think about a double flush toilet. With it, you will be able to upgrade your existing one all by yourself easily. Make sure you understand and follow the maker's directions to the letter. Additionally, utilize quality sealers to warrant that your toilet does not leak in future.

Other plumbing repair work that you can do on your own include;

- Garbage disposal repair

- Sump pump repair

- Caulking showers and tubs

- Updating and setting up showerheads

- Replacing kitchen sinks

- Installing and repairing bathroom or kitchen faucets


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