Quick Fixes – Plumbing System

Problem: Toilet continues to run after flushing.

  • This can quickly increase your water bill! It’s best to take care of it right away. Every now and then, take off the tank cover and take a look at the mechanisms inside for any problems.
  • To check for leaks, use leak detection strips, which can be found at hardware stores or your water utility company. These strips release a dye if a leak is detected, helping you see when professional help is needed.

Problem: The faucet outlet is broken.

  • Chemical or mineral deposits caused the faucet to deteriorate or break.
  • Replace the outlet aerator.

Problem: You have a slow-draining sink.

  • Blockage is caused by hair, soap scum, or grease.
  • Clear the block using a drain maintenance product, available at your grocery or hardware store.

Problem: You have slow-running water from your showerhead or faucet.

  • Restriction was caused by mineral or chemical deposits.
  • Use vinegar to clean the showerhead or faucet, clearing the build-up, hard water and mineral deposits.
  • Check to insure water shut-off valves are completely open.
  • Repair a dripping faucet by replacing the O-ring or vinyl gasket.