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Common Plumbing Problems and the Best Way to Fix Them

December 21, 2017 Contributor

common plumbing problemsIf you’re not willing to turn to a professional for a common plumbing issue, you might be able to handle the problem on your own. There are several kinds of issues that arise in your home frequently, and luckily, many of them are easy to fix without a hired plumber. Here are a few of the most commonly-encountered plumbing problems and how you can fix them.

Sinks or Bath Tubs That Won’t Drain Properly

People frequently hire plumbers to help them unclog their sink or tubs because they are draining slowly or not at all. Fortunately, you don’t always have to pay a professional to fix the problem. With a clogged sink, you can clean out the debrief from the pipes that’s causing the clog. This may require removing the sink stopper and using some kind of tool to pull out any nasty blockages. With a clogged bathtub, you’ll do nearly the same thing. Chances are, a bunch of hairs have conglomerated in the pipe and are causing the drainage problem, so simply removing the debrief should solve the problem.

Toilets That Keep Running When They Shouldn’t

Almost everyone has experienced the frustration of a toilet that won’t stop using water. It’s noisy and obvious, and it wastes money. To figure out why your toilet isn’t working properly, you’ll need to do a little research and learn about the various parts of the toilet. Then, check each part and see which one seems to be failing at its duties. Google and YouTube can help you find the problem and solve it without shelling out money for paid help.

Broken Garbage Disposals

More often than not, a garbage disposal isn’t working because something is jammed in its blades. Whatever you do, do not stick your hands down into the mechanism or you’ll risk losing a finger. Instead, go underneath the sink and find another way to access the disposal. You’ll be able to remove any clogged food items safely and quickly.


As easy as some of these fixes may sound, sometimes plumbing issues can get a little out of control. If you feel that a problem is out of your depth, it’s always a good idea to turn to a professional company like Reichelt Plumbing Inc. Their licensed plumbers will know exactly how to solve your problem, and their exemplary customer service and high-quality work will leave you with the results you want. To schedule an appointment or speak to a professional, visit or give them a call at (219) 322-4906.

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