Easy Plumbing Hacks

Sometimes waiting for a plumber to arrive can get tedious, and spending money on something that can be easily fixed is annoying. Here at Super Service Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning we understand that not every situation is in dire need of a professional, so we’ve come up with a few plumbing hacks you can use for small problems with your bathroom, shower, or sinks in your home or office.

  1. Need to find pipes? Tie a string around a magnet and feed it through your pipes. Then, use a compass to find where the magnet is. The compass will go crazy when it finds the magnet, and you’ll know exactly where your pipes are located.
  2. Have a dripping faucet driving you crazy? Tie a piece of string around the top of the faucet and hang it down to the drain. The water will seamlessly adhere to the string and slide down quietly to the drain. If it’s a larger drip, consider using yarn. This will keep your sink quiet until you can get it fixed.
  3. If you have to pull up a sink trap, you know how messy it can get. Instead of wearing a full hazmat suit and gloves, consider plunging your sink before you remove the trap. This will force any excess water down the drain and make removal of your trap much easier.

With these tips you can help keep your house in running order without running to a professional first. However, if your situation requires a more careful hand and a more professional eye, don’t try to fix it on your own! You could end up making the problem worse. Super Service Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning is more than ready to help you figure out what is wrong with your plumbing and our technicians utilize expert knowledge to ensure the job is being done correctly – the first time.

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