Here Are 13 Plumbing Fixes You Can Do By Yourself

Published on 10/26/2022

Make quick repairs to your plumbing yourself to save money. With some simple tools and knowledge, these fixes are entirely do-it-yourself.

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Here Are 13 Plumbing Fixes You Can Do By Yourself


Repair a Kitchen Faucet

In about an hour, you can fix practically any leaky single-lever kitchen faucet. We’ll demonstrate how. Even for a total newbie in plumbing, the fix is far simpler than you may imagine. So let’s repair the issue and cease putting up with the unpleasant drip.

Stop Leaks in Joints

When water supply and waste line fittings are properly connected, a plumbing leak can be prevented before it starts. Discover how to create connections that are impenetrable by professionals. Find out how to stop plumbing joint leaks.

Find Sneaky Leaks

We demonstrate easy techniques for locating and stopping typical water leaks before they result in rot and other costly damage. The majority of them are located near drains, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and showers.

Remove a Stuck Cleanout Plug

A seasoned expert demonstrates how to remove a jammed cleanout plug so that you can use pipe wrenches, heat, and/or a hacksaw to reach a drain line that is clogged stubbornly.

Stop a Running Toilet

Discover the straightforward four-step method that fixes 95% of toilet flush issues. Give a weak flush a boost, stop the water from running continuously, and address other typical issues quickly and effortlessly.

Unclog a Bathtub Drain Without Chemicals

Fix a clogged tub drain quickly and easily by removing the stopper and fishing out the hair and gunk that causes the problem 80 percent of the time. We show you how to open most common types of drains.

Unclog a Toilet

clogged bathroom? No issue. Even a novice in home maintenance can unclog most toilets with a little practice in a matter of minutes without flooding the bathroom or making the situation worse. This post will demonstrate how to quickly unclog a clogged toilet in order to prevent a morning household tragedy.

Fix a Leaking Water Heater

By inspecting the temperature settings and mineral buildup, you can repair frequent leaks from a temperature and pressure relief valve or a water heater drain valve. The issue with the water heater drain valve is easily fixed with a cap.

Repair a Water Softener

Checking the brine tank for salt issues, cleaning the resin bed, or doing other simple maintenance procedures are frequently enough to fix water softeners. The simple solutions allow you to perhaps skip the pricey service call.

Replace a Shutoff Valve

Replace the defective shutoff valve under the sink or behind the toilet before it gets worse. You can replace a leaking or stuck shutoff valve in an hour. Knowing that you can swiftly turn the water off in the event of a sudden toilet overflow or leaky faucet issue will be comforting.

Replace A leaky Shower Head

It’s rather easy to remove an old showerhead and install a new one. Most of the time, only one nut needs to be removed. Simply undo the screw and screw in the new one.

Try using a pair of vice grips if the old nut is giving you trouble. Try using a pipe wrench if you don’t have that in your toolbox and are stuck. I suppose you’ll have to contact a plumber if you don’t want to get one from the neighborhood hardware store.

Installing a New Bathroom Faucet

You may need to replace your faucet because it is broken or simply because it is too old. Simply shut off the water supply beneath the cabinet to begin. Follow the supply lines up to the sink’s connection once the water supply has been turned off.

To unscrew the lines, use a pair of channel locks. As soon as they are removed, the faucet ought to be easy to remove. To install the new one, just perform the previous procedures backwards.

Get the Garbage Disposal Working

Have you ever tried to use the garbage disposal and heard a buzz followed by a circuit pop? It repeats the process once you reset it. If you have encountered this issue before and found a solution, you are aware that virtually always there is something in the disposal preventing the blades from turning.