If you don’t know what you’re doing when it comes to plumbing, you might find the whole situation a big headache. Don’t try and handle a plumbing issue yourself if you already have a problem, things really can go from bad to worse quickly!

There are some simple tips and tricks to help with plumbing issues we’re happy to share with you.

1, Know your tools

Knowing your tools and how to use them can help greatly in your plumbing experience. Read manuals and do some research on the internet before starting a plumbing project. Plan thoroughly before attempting a repair. Mistakes can be very expensive to fix.

2, Toilet Care – preventative advice

Don’t use any coloured tablets that claim to be cleaners in your toilet. These may deodorise, but they can seriously damage the rubber pieces in the toilet, causing poor functionality or even complete breakdown of the fixture.

If the water in your toilet is low along with the toilet being clogged, pour some extra water in the bowl to make the plunger effective again. The water should go down, and you can pour another bucket of water if the toilet is still clogged.

3. Waste Disposal Warning

If you discover a problem with the waste disposal, don’t ever reach into it with your hands to attempt to fix it. Even while turned off, the waste disposal is still a dangerous place for your fingers. Research your disposal online to locate a detailed diagram or troubleshooting guide for your model.

4. Dishwasher Dilemmas

If you have any water in your dishwasher that should not be there, check the connection on your kitchen sink. The hose going from the dishwasher to the sink must go downhill, and then uphill, to prevent water mixing from the two devices.

Cleaning an aerator can remove sediment buildup that causes low water pressure. Disassemble the fixture to remove the aerator, and then scrub it with vinegar and a small brush. After the aerator is thoroughly cleaned, rinse it under clear water, put it back together, and attach it to your faucet again. That should help raise water pressure, as any aerator obstacles will be gone.

There are two ways to remove stubborn clean-out plugs. The first way is to get a chisel and a hammer and try to jostle the fitting loose. You can also chisel into the plug.

Choosing an Eastbourne Plumber

Plumber EastbourneYou can research a plumber online, even if you did not choose them. If your insurance company has just scheduled someone for you, checking out their website and customer feedback and reviews still gives the ability to be ready for them comfortably when they arrive, a lot of insurance providers will let you select your own plumber, contact us for peace of mind and get experts who care to help you.

Check your toilet regularly for leaks is a top tip. An easy way to check for this is to drop some food colouring in the toilet tank. Watch the bowl part of your toilet, and if you start to see coloured water, you will know you have something that has to be taken care of.


Turn the water off – where and how!

Main water cut off valve is a very important piece of information you should be aware of, and you should know exactly where it is. The water meter should be located in its vicinity. Toilets, sinks and fixtures might have cut-off valves, as well. Make sure all the members of your family know where the cut-off valves are. In addition, add markings to show how they should be turned off.

Education is essential when dealing with plumbing issues, because knowing nothing about the topic will cause people to spend big bucks on a plumber. All homeowners should work to become educated about plumbing so they have an idea what contractors do when they come. By learning a little bit about the topic, you can rest assured that you won’t be robbed blind by a plumber.

A lot of people are intimidated by plumbing issues and think that even small problems will ruin their home. This can happen, but it doesn’t have to if you know one key piece of information. In order to avoid or minimise water damage in your home, you must know the location of the water register, and be able to switch it off without hassle.

Hotwater Tank

You need to learn the size of the hot water tank needed for your home if you want to use your water heater in the most efficient manner possible. Knowing how many appliances use hot water and how many people live there will help you decide.

When installing your new water heater, make sure you reconnect the pipe that is extending from your drainage. The recirculation pipe helps hot water circulate through your plumbing system so that you won’t waste water while heating it.

As you can see, plumbing problems don’t have to be so difficult. If you can solve the problem yourself, you can save time but honestly, if you are not sure, then call DPO Home Improvements as our plumbing services are delivered by experts and we’ll save you money and give you peace of mind.