Stop Believing These 5 Common Myths About Fixing a Clogged Drain

We all know that feeling—you go to flush the toilet or run the sink, and the water doesn’t seem to be going down correctly. As a homeowner, it is such a nightmare not to know what is causing the problem with your plumbing, or even if it’s something you can fix on your own.

Many online resources claim to have the best fix for your clogged drain or sink, but some of these fixes may leave you with more damage done than good. This blog may help you assess your clog, and to know when you’ll need a professional to step in. Here are five common myths about a clogged drain and the facts to disprove them.

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How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

No one likes to hear the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet. That sound means water—and often money—is being wasted. Just one faucet leaking 20 drips per minute will consume a gallon of water a day. And all those drips will quickly increase the water bill for those “lucky” enough to be on public water.

Those trying to avoid the extra expense of a plumber’s bill can save money by fixing the leak themselves. With the correct tools, most homeowners can remedy most faucet leaks. It’s true that most of the necessary tools can be found in a typical toolbox. They include a crescent wrench, adjustable pliers, needle nose pliers, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, and an Allen wrench in the correct size. This project will also require a rag, plumber’s grease, and latex gloves to wear when applying grease, if you wish.

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How to Fix a Clogged Toilet Without Calling a Plumber

We’ve all been there—one too many spicy burritos and you’re watching the water rise precariously close to the brim of the toilet bowl. After a frantic search for a plunger, you either come out from the bathroom unscathed and breathe a sigh of relief, or you have a messy situation to deal with. Whether you’re in the comfort of your own home or somewhere less private, no one wants the embarrassment of having to clean up blackwater waste or to inform someone that they clogged the toilet.

But before you call the plumber or go into a panic, there are a few ways to fix that clogged toilet and avoid a bit of smelly embarrassment. See if the following tips and tricks work for you.

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