Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself

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Every homeowner at one time or another experiences a plumbing problem. I remember the first time I experienced a backed up toilet. I didn’t know what a plunger was, let alone how I was going to fix the full toilet. Through the years, I have learned quite a bit and found out keeping simple, inexpensive products on hand can avoid what could later cost me a fortune.

Maintain heat in the home

Whether you are a snowbird, or a year-round resident, it is important to make sure that during the colder months you maintain a minimum level of heat in the home to avoid ruptures and splits in your plumbing. Secure windows and open areas like crawlspaces so that colder wind cannot blow in, reducing the temperature in the home.

Clean Showerheads and Faucets

Limescale is a build up that can occur over time in showerheads and faucets. Using a simple cleaning solution to let these items soak can increase your fixtures lifespan and your water pressure flowing smoothly.

Treat pipes and drains

Treating your pipes, drains and P-traps can significantly help avoid problems down the road. Keeping products on hand like Roto-Rooter Hair Clog Remover can help reduce the grotesque hair clogs and keep your pipes open and flowing smoothly.

Learn the Basics of Your Toilet – Treat your Septic System

A running toilet can be annoying and expense on the water bill. Learning how the basic parts of your toilet work can save you TONS of money. If the toilet is running, first report the back lid and see if the fill valve is up. If it isn’t, lift and hold it for a few seconds to allow the water level to rise. This will most likely fix the problem. 

Also, check the flush handle chain to make sure it is connected properly. If the problem continues, you need to probably call someone to help. Roto-Rooter Natural Enzyme Septic Treatment is a great product to keep on hand can help alleviate what could turn into a very expensive, messy fix.

When it doubt, you can check online for a few quick “fix it” videos and tutorials. Home ownership is rewarding and shouldn’t be scary, not matter what your age. Simple awareness and preventative maintenance can go a long way.

Disclosure: As a Roto-Rooter Ambassador, reviewer may have received compensation and/or product in exchange for this review. Regardless, all content and opinions are 100% my own.


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  1. Thanks for the info! I love the frog picture!


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