Fixing Common Plumbing Issues

Fixing Common Plumbing Issues
Having plumbing issues? Here are a few tips on how to take care of the most common plumbing issues yourself.

A Leaking or Broken Pipe

  • Always be sure and turn off the main shutoff valve to prevent water damage.
  • Make temporary repairs to stop the leak.
  • The pipe will have to be replaced as soon as it’s convenient to do so.

 A Stopped-Up Sink

  • Shut off any faucet or appliance (such as dishwasher) that’s draining into the sink.
  • Unclog the sink using a plunger or snake.
  • DON’T use a chemical drain cleaner if the blockage is total.

A Faucet That Won’t Shut Off

  • Immediately turn off the water at the fixture shutoff valve underneath the sink.
  • If there’s no valve there, turn off the main shutoff valve.
  • Repair the faucet or, if necessary, replace it.

A Steaming Hot Water Faucet

  • Open all the hot water faucets to relieve the overheated hot water heater.
  • Turn off the gas or electric supply to the heater.
  • Let the faucets run until cold water flows from them (this indicates the water in the heater is no longer overheated).
  • Close them.
  • Call in a professional to make any necessary repairs to the heater’s thermostat and pressure relief valve.

If these remedies don’t help, visit the scheduling section of our website to schedule a service call, or you may call us at (405)-364-1001 and we will be glad to help with all your plumbing needs! Be sure to Like us on Facebook for future plumbing tips!


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