It’s customary to begin cleaning the house as the season changes. Checking your plumbing system is one essential chore that needs to be remembered. Typically, there are several spring and summer plumbing concerns that you may have, from clogged drains to leaky faucets. 

Fortunately, there are some DIY plumbing repairs that you can do to help prevent any future plumbing issues. However, if you think this is something you’re not much into and can’t handle, don’t worry! Capital Plumbing and Heating has you covered! Here are some DIY fixes for common spring/summer plumbing issues:

1. Leaky Faucets

For the most part, repairing a leaky tap is typically a simple do-it-yourself project. The tap should first have its water supply turned off. After that, remove the handle and replace any worn washers or O-rings. You might need to replace the complete tap assembly if the leak persists despite the replacement of these components.

2. Running Toilets

While there are many potential causes for a running toilet, a broken flapper valve is frequently to blame. Turn off the water supply to the toilet, take off the tank lid, and inspect the flapper valve for any damage. Install a new valve and restart the water supply if the old one has to be replaced.

3. Clogged Drains

You can either use a plunger or a drain snake to unclog the clogged drain. Also, mixing up baking soda with vinegar also helps in unclogging. 

Pro-Tip: Never use chemical drain cleaners since they can harm your pipes.

4. Low Water Pressure

Check your showerheads and tap aerators since dirt or mineral deposits may have clogged them. To get rid of the buildup, just take out the damaged fixtures and soak them in vinegar. If the problem continues, you might have to examine your main water valve or get help from a technical plumber in Edmonton to figure it out.

Take Away

Don’t let common plumbing problems ruin your spring and summer! With a little DIY knowledge, you can fix most issues yourself and save time and money. But if you’re unsure or things get tough, our friendly team at Capital Plumbing is always here to help. Give us a call!