In addition to fixing leaks in your plumbing system, there are two other major plumbing repair jobs that a person might have to contend with. One of those is the cleaning of a clog in the drainage system and the other is repairing the mechanical parts of a plumbing fixture. When there is a clog in the plumbing system, it will primarily occur in the drainage side of the system. Most people do not realize there is a clog until the water drains slowly or backs up into the sink. With mechanical malfunctions, these generally happen when the valves do not operate correctly resulting in the flow of the water not being properly regulated. One important thing to note is that any plumbing malfunction can pose a risk to your property and your health. These plumbing repair jobs should be taken care of immediately. |
When there is a clog, it can cause your bathtub, toilet, and sinks to drain slowly. If the clog is really severe, it can cause the water to back up to overflowing. There are different ways in which you can clear a clogged drain but the most direct one is to clear it by physically forcing a cable through the clog.
• Small clogs—these are generally cleared using a small cable that is hand-operated called a closet auger. This is a long flexible metal coil with a metal tip on one end and the hand crank on the other. Most are approximately three feet long. • Large clogs—these are generally cleared using an electric plumber’s snake. It is basically the same as a closet auger but has a broader gap between the coils at the end.
Both of these devices have different attachments to help clear the clog. They will either shred the clog and let the running water wash the pieces of the clog out or they will push them all the way to the sewer. You can also get different mixtures to pour in the drains but these are usually caustic chemical mixtures. If you cannot unclog your drain, you should call a residential plumbing service to clear it out.
Your plumbing system services different fixtures such as your sinks, bathtubs, showers, toilets, etc. Any malfunction in any of these can cause system-wide problems, especially if a leak causes a loss of water pressure. Most of the mechanical malfunctions are toilets that malfunction and dripping faucets. The most common causes of dripping faucets are from worn out faucet cartridges or washers. Most malfunctions with your toilet occur inside the water tank caused by a float value that is malfunctioning or a worn flap-valve. Any of these malfunctions can be fixed by the homeowner.
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