Guide on DIY Plumbing Repair


PlumbingBelieve it or not, you can save money by knowing the basic plumbing repair procedures. You don’t have to be a plumber to know about your water and drainage system. In fact, this is very helpful in case you encounter a plumbing emergency in the middle of the night. You will just need the basic tools, and then you can do the repair.

  • Kitchen or Bathroom Faucet Repair

Dealing with a faucet malfunction can be a very stressful thing. To repair this, you will need to cut the side of the cap using a cutting wheel and a rotary tool. Avoid slicing the brass threads. Then buy a new cap as a replacement. You can coat the new cap threads using grease to keep it away from sticking again.

  • Broken Hot Water Heater

Before replacing a malfunctioned hot water heater, inspect first if the thermocouple still works to save more repair cost. After checking, turn off the water heater and then turn the knob on the temperature valve to turn it off as well. If the thermocouple is totally broken, replace it with a new one then reinstall the burner.

  • Chipped Sink

Chipped sink is very easy to fix. You can apply the epoxy filler onto the sink, just be sure to mix first the epoxy to complement the enamel color. After doing so, apply it into the damaged area to fill up the hole.

For complicated repair needs, call a professional. Don’t do the repair yourself if you have doubts about your handyman skills. says you should choose a plumber who has the experience and skills to repair your current plumbing or design an up-to-date and efficient system.

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Preparation is always the key to a successful project so be sure to prepare all the necessary repair equipment and tools before you start working. Having some repair tools will prevent you from getting frustrated.