Plumbing projects can be a bit challenging, but if you are determined to succeed, they don’t have to be. Plumbing services are quite expensive and it will cost you a lot to get someone to fix your water tank filter, and that’s why more and more people are trying to learn how to handle the simple household problems so that they could avoid this expense. So, here is some common plumbing repair that you can do yourself and save time and money.
Turn off the water supply
Before you start with any repairs, you will need to shut off the water flowing. In most cases, you will find easy-to-access gate valves or compression valves that you can turn with your hand. For sinks, look under the sink, and you will see two small valves, one is for hot water, while the other is for cold water. If these valves are unavailable to you, or you can’t reach them, then you will have to turn the main water supply.
Install a head shower
This is the easiest plumbing project. In most cases, you will have to unscrew the old shower head from the shower arm, clean of the threads on the shower and use Teflon tape to wrap it around, then screw a new head. This is simple, and latest models don’t even require a Teflon tape. Before you buy a new shower head, make sure it matches an extension arm.
Fix a leaky faucet
A leaky faucet can happen to anyone, and this is a common problem. It occurs from a faucet handles or drips from a water spout. Usually, single-handle faucets are located in kitchens, but you can find them in bathrooms as well. There are three types of mechanisms, rotating ball valve, cartridge and ceramic disc. Basically, to repair a leaky faucet, you will have to remove the handle, pop out the mechanism, and replace it.