Tuesday, May 31, 2016

An Attempt At Plumbing Repair

My kitchen sink was faced with a two headed problem not long ago. First, the handle of the faucet began spraying water everywhere. I had to turn off the water for the sink until I could figure out a way to fix it. Then, the pipe under the sink started to leak. I made a temporary fix by putting a bucket underneath the trap while I made a decision to pay for plumber Austin TX or do it myself.

After a long thought process, I decided that it would be best for me to try my own repairs. The local plumbers in my area are a little bit out of my price range, and with a simple look at some online videos, I knew I could fix the plumbing problems myself. First I started by repairing the trap under the sink. I chose the trap first because I wanted any water from above to drain freely while I fixed the faucet.

Fixing the trap was as simple as removing it and replacing it with a new one that I bought from the hardware store. For the faucet, I had to disassemble it and examine the parts. There was a broken ring inside the handle that needed to be replaced.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Issues Requiring Sewer Repair

I know that hearing about sewers when talking about homes can be strange but they actually do go together. Don't forget that homes are connected to the local sewer via a line that runs under the home. This line is essential to the plumbing, so if something goes wrong with it, it can be a disaster. If this happens, I urge you to talk to a local sewer repair service or to Austin plumbers near you to come out and fix it right away.

There are a lot of things that can go wrong if you wait. This is also the case when it comes to dealing with a damaged sewer line. You can deal with a disgusting back up, which usually occurs in your yard. It will be raw sewage, too. 

You can also have issues with flooding and clogging in your bathroom itself. All of these things are safety hazards since you are supposed to have a running bathroom, and back up in the yard can be a health hazard since contact or prolonged exposure with waste products can lead to illness and disease.

I know that these companies can come out and fix these issues. They have many methods to fix the damaged line without causing harm to your land. Then, you can have a well-functioning line for your home.