Usually, this will be sufficient to undo any toilet clog. However, if you plunge and are unable to unclog the toilet, then you will need to get something called a closet auger. A toilet snake can also be used. Either of these items run about $20-$30. Start threading the auger/snake into the bowl and keep turning it until it becomes tight. This turning action should hook, and then bring back, whatever is clogging the bowl.
We are all familiar with the sound of a running toilet, and that’s an easy fix too. Usually all that’s needed is a quick swap of parts in the tank. Like faucets, this is another repair that should be done as soon as possible to prevent deterioration. However, it’s also possible to have a silent leak! One way to test this is to put a few drops of dye in the tank and see if it starts to appear in the bowl. A leaking toilet base causes can cause problems with the wall or floor, and should be taken care of immediately.
The flapper is often the source of toilet problems. The plastic flapper and rubber stopper can deteriorate and cause the toilet to leak or run nonstop. If the chain has come loose, replace it and tighten its hold. If the chain is not the issue, it is most likely the time to replace the flapper.
If you notice that there is any water puddling around your water heater, you should be sure to use the water shut off valves as soon as you notice it. If you procrastinate about shutting off water valves, the leak may get larger, and harder to contain.
A attic conversion is actually a huge task and you have got to get architectural plans drawn up. Be sure you understand exactly what you want to enable you to brief your architect. Will you be thinking about more than one room? Are you wanting to incorporate a bathroom and if so are you quite happy with a shower or are you wanting enough room for a bathtub? What are the spaces to be used for? Have you thought about storage space?
Our homes are our largest investment. We have to be willing to put the time and money into keeping them in good working order. Preventative maintenance generally costs less than having plumbing repairs done on an emergency basis. Additionally, preventative maintenance can prevent expensive problems from happening.
Economic and environmental concerns are driving sales of low flush toilets, metered faucets, tankless water heaters, and other plumbing fixtures that conserve water. Replacing existing fixtures with more efficient models offers the homeowner the chance to enjoy significant savings on their water bill.
Sydney Water suggests putting some food colouring in the cistern. Don’t flush but return at least an hour later. If the colouring is showing in the toilet bowl, the cistern is leaking.
Little Financial Burden: When renting, you are usually required to pay first and last month’s rent up front along with a security deposit. After that it is just paying your monthly amount. When you buy a home there are all kinds of fees and a down payment that is needed up front. After that there are property taxes, mortgage payments, insurance premiums, and the list goes on….