For reliable and professional plumbing services

(800) 305-6380

Do It Your Self

Plumbing difficulties are a serious matter. Our expert Los Angeles plumbers will be happy to help you out with any plumbing problem, big or small. At the same time, many plumbing issues can be handled by keen homeowners. Starting a do-it-yourself plumbing project can save money, bring the family together, and even be exciting.

Some tasks, however, may be too complex for the inexperienced homeowner. Many plumbing problems require specialized tools and equipment that only professionals are likely to have, and others require previous plumbing knowledge and expertise. A Los Angeles plumber can help you with permanent solutions to plumbing problems, while do-it-yourself home plumbing is more likely to yield temporary ones.

There are some plumbing tasks that can easily be handled by the do-it-yourselfer. Clogged bathroom and kitchen sinks are extremely common plumbing problems. Clogs can be opened with a plunger or by removing the curved section of the trap below the sink, and taking out the clogged substance. Plungers are very useful tools when you have clogged toilets to clear up. For more complicated tasks, you may need to insert an auger into the drainpipe by pushing it through the toilet trap. To fix a leaking toilet you should open the tank, check if the water level is too high, and then adjust the ballcock.

Do-it-yourself plumbing is usually about maintenance and prevention of bigger problems.
To keep plumbing problems to a minimum there are various steps you can take. You may wish to install strainers over your sink drains, and learn about what items should not be allowed down sink drains and toilets.

The location of your shutoff valves, not only the main one but the ones located next to the various fixtures, is a pivotal aspect of your home plumbing system that you should be acquainted with. Once you know where they are situated, you can shut them off during an emergency in order to stop leaks and flooding.

Your Los Angeles emergency plumbers would be happy to assist you with any of your how-to plumbing questions. Get in touch with us for more details.

23539 Burbank Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367