Kitchen, bathroom, laundry, powder room, toilet, so many places where plumbing problems often arise and where repairs are urgently needed!
Pipe obstruction, a dripping faucet, flushing of water that does not stop flowing, leak in a pipe, require to quickly find a solution because it is well known, a plumber does not move for so little or well takes you a fortune to change a simple facet joint. Yet the solutions exist: here are a few.
The accumulation of fat, food waste, hair is the main cause of blocked pipes. The plugs are mainly formed:
at the level of the siphon (the receptacle which is located directly under the drain of the sink, washbasin, shower tray, or bathtub). Disassembling it and removing any detritus or hair usually solves the problem;
in a bend in the sewage line.
When the water no longer drains from the plumbing fixture or the sink, unblocking can be done:
mechanically (with a pressure device or a ferret).
The dripping faucet isn’t just nagging – it ends up costing money! With the exception of modern taps, of the thermostatic type, on which it is impossible to intervene yourself, all taps with rotary handle can be repaired more or less easily by simply replacing the gaskets (on condition that you buy the right ones and have the right keys!).
There is something unbearable about the toilet flush that keeps filling up and goes so far as to trigger itself in the middle of the night. The old models, with classic float, are in principle not very difficult to repair. It is different from modern mechanisms, but which are, on the other hand, easy to replace.
Leak on a pipeline
Pipes and fittings sometimes leak, at first insidiously and then massively. You have to know how to intervene in an emergency to avoid major damage. There is no question here of explaining how to resolder two tubes or redo a whole part of the installation, but only to take the necessary emergency measures and make some makeshift repairs in order to avoid the worst. and, above all, allow you to continue using the installation while waiting for the plumber, which, we know, can take some time.
Blocked sink, tub, or sink.
Flush that keeps filling up.
Leak on a pipeline.