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Common plumbing issues that can be fixed on the cheap

Plumber fixing pipes for bathtub

If you are a homeowner, you are well aware of all the potential issues that can arise on any given day. This is especially true of the house's plumbing, which is a delicate system that can be thrown off if it is not properly taken care of. While some issues will require the need of a plumber or contractor, particularly if you are not  a handy do-it-yourself type of person, many common problems can actually be fixed without you having to break the bank. As long as you are careful, there is no reason for you to not take a look at the issue on your own.

Here are a few common plumbing problems that can often be fixed for less than $100:

  • Clogged drain: If there is a hard object that is obstructing a drain in your bathroom - such as a comb or toothbrush - you should avoid using a plunger, as that can often just push the obstruction in deeper. Instead, invest in a wet/dry shop vacuum that will be able to suck the object right out of the drain with ease.
  • Creaking pipes: Nothing is more annoying for a house than pipes that will not stop creaking and making other noises. To prevent this from happening, all you need to do is wrap the pipes in adhesive-backed felt. The soft material will be able to absorb any noises that the pipes will make, giving you peace and quiet.

If you are facing a more serious plumbing issue in your home, you should schedule an appointment with a Fairfax, VA plumber from John C. Flood today! Only be sure to tackle the projects that you are certain you can take care of on your own.