Did you know that there is an estimated 150 000 plumbers in the United Kingdom alone? Plumbers were also the most in-demand trade in 2020, with the majority of plumbers claiming that they are overbooked with work! 

Facing plumbing issues is inevitable for every homeowner, and having a little understanding of how it works will go a long way in saving you money. Read below for some commonly found plumbing issues and how to fix them.

Leaking Toilet

When the toilet bowl fills up and keeps running even though the bowl is full, you know you have a problem with the float mechanism that lies within the toilet bowl. All floats have seals and are made out of plastic, so they do have expiry dates. 

Changing the float mechanism is quite simple and depending on the toilet, most mechanisms are universal and can fit into any toilet bowl. The box usually has instructions so you can follow them and replace them easily enough. If you get stuck and need guidance, you could always use Clipfix, where a plumber on the other end of a video phone will gladly guide you through the process.

Leaking Shut Off Valve

All bathrooms and kitchens, and anywhere that water is present, has to have some sort of shut off valve for emergencies or to shut off water to one particular system. Unfortunately, these valves get old and might not shut off the water correctly. Luckily, most hardware stores sell them cheaply, and they are threaded into a pipe in the wall, so changing one is a simple process.

You might need a monkey wrench to unscrew the valve, especially if it’s been there for years, but once free, remove the valve and replace it with a new one. Make sure you use thread tape on the new valve to create a better seal.

Stinky Bathroom With No Plumbing Issues

Bathrooms can come with their fair share of challenges, and a stinky bathroom might be the most common plumbing issue. Most of the time, the smell will emanate because of a failed seal around the toilet’s base.

Thankfully, this is an easy fix, and if you do notice the sealant has worn away or wasn’t sealed in the first place, then pop down to the hardware, buy a sealant and seal it yourself.

If that fails to work and there is still a sewage smell in the bathroom, then it could be several things and you would be better off calling the expert to come on down.

Plumbing Like a Pro

Plumbing isn’t as always as hard as it looks and with a set of basic knowledge, you can tackle most jobs by yourself and save a fortune simultaneously. However, for tougher challenges with plumbing issues, you want to be in good hands and get the best advice possible. 

If you are looking for any plumbing advice or a helping hand, get in touch with our team at Clipfix today and get the best advice to tackle any plumbing issue!

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