DIY Plumbing: Leaks, Clogs, And Other Plumbing Issues You Can Fix at Home

Welcome to our new series, "Don’t Call The Plumber Just Yet." We show you leaks, clogs, and other DIY plumbing issues you can fix before calling a plumber.
DIY plumbing leaky pipe


In life, few things are certain, but a plumbing problem will always crop up when you least expect it. As a homeowner, it can be difficult to assess how severe the situation can be: how do you know when to call a plumber and when to tackle common home plumbing repairs yourself? Even if you aren’t a hardcore do-it-yourself person, there are some simple steps you can take before dialing your local plumber when these everyday plumbing challenges happen in your home:

4 Easy DIY Plumbing Fixes

Clogged toilet

1. Uncloggind the Toilet

Don’t Call The Plumber Just Yet: How To Unclog Your Toilet: Is your toilet not flushing properly? Learn what to do to identify a clog and which tools you should have on hand to correct the problem yourself. And you can even use this natural remedy made from household staples.


2. Draining the Dishwasher

Don’t Call The Plumber Just Yet: How to Tackle Dishwasher Draining Issues: There may be a simple solution when your dishwasher fails to drain as it should, such as running the disposal or clearing a filter.

Do it yourself plumbing repairs for draining the yard

via Pacific Ponds

3. Draining the Yard

Don’t Call The Plumber Just Yet: DIY Yard Draining Solutions: If you have soggy areas in your yard or other issues caused by poor drainage, you may be able to improve them with some creative landscaping or other easy fixes.

4. Unclogging the Shower Drain

Don’t Call The Plumber Just Yet: How to Unclog The Shower Drain Yourself: Find out why a poorly draining shower may be a hairy situation, but not one that may not require a plumber to fix.

Of course, when it comes to DIY plumbing problems, prevention is key. Make sure you know how to properly care for and maintain your home's plumbing systems and components to avoid plumbing mishaps and plumber visits.


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