4 Essential Plumbing Quick Fixes Every Homeowner Should Know

At Leslieville Plumbing, we understand that not every plumbing issue requires professional intervention. Sometimes, a quick fix can save the day – and your wallet. Here are four plumbing quick fixes that we believe every homeowner in Leslieville, Scarborough, and Richmond Hill should know. These tips can help you manage minor plumbing problems effectively until professional help arrives or possibly resolve them permanently.

1. Dealing with Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are one of the most common household plumbing problems. Before you call a plumber, try using a plunger. If that doesn’t work, a mixture of baking soda and vinegar might help. Pour half a cup of baking soda followed by half a cup of vinegar down the drain, wait 15 minutes, and then flush with hot water. For more persistent clogs, you might want to use a plumber’s snake. Learn more about our drain cleaning services here.

2. Fixing a Running Toilet

A running toilet can waste a lot of water and increase your bills. Often, this issue is caused by a faulty flapper or a problem in the toilet’s tank. First, check the flapper, which might need cleaning or replacing. If the flapper looks good, adjust the float ball as it may be sitting too high, allowing water to run over the overflow pipe. Learn tips on toilet repair and maintenance here.

3. Tightening Leaky Faucets

A leaky faucet is not only annoying but can also lead to water wastage. Most leaks are caused by a worn-out washer or a failing O-ring. Turn off the water supply, remove the faucet handle (you’ll need a screwdriver or an Allen wrench), and replace the old washer with a new one. Ensure everything is tight and secure before turning the water back on. For more detailed steps, visit our blog on faucet maintenance.

4. Adjusting Water Pressure

Sometimes, the water pressure in your home might either be too high, causing potential damage to your plumbing, or too low, affecting water flow. For low water pressure problems, check if the main shutoff valve is fully open. If your water pressure regulator is accessible, you can adjust it yourself, but we recommend getting a professional to handle adjustments or replacements to avoid any missteps. Check our pipe repair services for more help on this here.

Why Leslieville Plumbing?

While these quick fixes can solve minor issues, some problems might indicate more severe underlying plumbing issues. For those, calling in experts from Leslieville Plumbing ensures you get:

  • Professional Team: Our licensed plumbers have over a decade of experience and are well-equipped to handle any plumbing challenge.
  • Timely and Efficient Service: We understand the urgency that comes with plumbing problems and respond swiftly to fix your issues without delay.
  • Affordable Prices: We offer competitive pricing to ensure quality plumbing services are accessible to everyone in our community.

Whether you handle a plumbing issue yourself or decide it’s something for the professionals, Leslieville Plumbing is here to support you. Visit our service page to learn more about how we can help you keep your plumbing system in top condition, or give us a call at 647-697-7026 for any plumbing emergencies or inquiries.

Remember, understanding how to perform these quick fixes can save you time and money, but knowing when to call in the professionals can save you even more in the long run. Trust Leslieville Plumbing for all your plumbing needs — we’re here to ensure your plumbing system runs smoothly, no matter the issue.