Here are some plumbing basics, because there are some issues that you can take care of yourself, without having to call a professional. If you are looking for a way to save time and money, try to take care of simple jobs on your own, before calling a plumbing company.  


1.  Fix Your Leaky Faucet

If you have a leaky faucet, you need to get started working on it right away. Even a small leak can lead to water damage or secondary issues like mold. If your faucet is leaking, go ahead and change out the valve stem system that comes with a seat washer and O Ring for your convenience. This simple fix can help you to use your faucet without having to worry about any dripping later on.


2.  Replace Water Lines With Braided Metal Hoses

You should replace your water lines with braided metal hoses. These hoses can save you a ton of money in the long run. They attach as simply as attaching a garden hose, but can save you a lot of money from a pipe burst. This do-it-yourself task can be a wonderful investment for your future. 


3.  Replace Your Sink Drain

Your sink drain assembly can stop working, but this is an easy fix. You can replace your sink drain without much hassle so that water can easily leave your sink when you need it to. A sink drain that works well is a great investment. 


4.  A Broken Toilet

If your toilet is not working right, you can easily fix it without having to call a professional in to replace it in most cases. You want to check out your flush lever, fill valve, and the overflow tube and flapper. In many cases, one of these small repairs is going to be your problem. These easily fixable issues can be taken care of before you have to call in professionals. 


     5.  Use Non-Toxic Drain Cleaner

    If your drain will not drain before you switch it out or call a professional, you can always try to use some non-toxic drain cleaner to clear out the drain. You can take your time and try out different remedies to fix your problem if you are dealing with something small.

    You can save a lot of time and money by repairing minor plumbing issues yourself. Of course, you should call in professional assistance for the bigger issues. A qualified company like Autry Plumbing can take care of all of your major plumbing issues with speed and reliability. If you want to learn more, contact us today to set up an appointment.



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