Common Holiday Plumbing Problems and How To Fix Them

plumbingThe holidays are almost here and while we are excited to invite family and friends over to your home, it is a fact that there are different things that can damper on a celebration such as an overflowing toilet. Plumbing issues are real and they can be really inconvenient. So what should you do if one of your guests tells you that the bathtub will not drain? Do not panic. There are some things you can do to solve your plumbing concerns without the help of a plumber. Listed below are some of the best solutions to the most common holiday plumbing issues.

Toilet Keeps On Running

You start noticing that it takes a while before your bowl gets to fill and that begins to happen once the toilet becomes heavy to use. After some time, nothing won’t work so what should you do?

According to expert Myrtle Beach plumbers, there are two simple solutions to this common plumbing issues, which is adjusting the float and closing the flapper. When you close the flapper, you have to remove the top off the toilet tank’s bank. You will see a little arm with a chain that is linked to the flapper. In case the flapper is stuck open, you can expect the toilet to keep on running. You need to inspect and see if the chain is hung up or kinked. If so, you can try threading the chain using a plastic straw. There is also a possibility that the flapper is misaligned. You can let the flapper stay on the opening with just a simple adjustment and this will create the appropriate seal.

Let us discuss the float. It is a plastic piece that looks like a balloon and it floats on the water that’s inside in your toilet tank. In case the problem is related to the float, you can fix these using the following tips.

First of all, you have to make sure that the float is on the right level. In case it is too high, it will let water to go through the flapper. You also need to be sure that the float is not rubbing against something. In case it does, it might be able to work correctly. You also need to inspect the fill tube. In case it is filling the toilet over the float, the water pressure could stop the float from floating. Lastly, the float must be in good condition. If you need to replace some parts, you can always run to the nearest hardware store or perhaps call a plumber for an immediate fix.

Toilet Won’t Flush

Check if the water is running but nothing is happening. If so, then the problem might be the flapper. Perhaps it is not correctly seated because of a problem with the chain. You can jiggle the handle a few times or if necessary, try to reach inside the tank and then adjust the flapper up until you obtain a clean flush. If there is no water running, there is something you can do. Fill the plastic wastebasket with water. Pour the contents into the toilet in a single quick pour, which can make the toilet flush.

Defective Garbage Disposal

Check your garbage disposal and check if you are hearing weird noises. It is an electrical issue if there is no noise. If there is power, press the reset button and check if your garbage disposal works again. If not then you have to inspect the circuit breaker and reset it if necessary. If that is not the problem that you might have to change the switch which will need the help of a professional electrician.

Bathtub Won’t Drain

A bathtub drain that does not drain is either clogged with too much soap, hair, or some kind of gunk. The first thing you need to do is clean the strainer or stopper. If this does not work, you can use a drain stick to help you remove the clog. Sometimes, a toilet plunger also works.

Call Blue Ribbon Plumbing LLC if you need help fixing your plumbing problems at home.

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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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