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DIY Common Plumbing Problems

Plumbing problems are probably one of the most annoying nuisances a homeowner can face. Some of these issues are messy; others are inconvenient and just stressful. Luckily, some plumbing problems are fairly easy to fix. This article will discuss these most common plumbing problems and how to fix them. 

If, after trying these proposed solutions, you find that you haven’t achieved a resolution, remember that the Dallas Plumbing & Air Conditioning is just a phone call away. 

How to Unclog a Bathtub Naturally: 

There are times when all you want to do after a long day of work is soak in a warm bubble bath and let the stress melt away. However, that is impossible to do with a clogged bathtub, and the last thing you want to do is call a plumber. Luckily, with a bit of science and some household items, you can easily fix this issue. 

Here’s what you’ll need to troubleshoot your clogged bathtub: 

  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Boiling water
  • Measuring cup

Here are the steps you need to follow to clear your bathtub’s drain: 

  1. Boil a pot of hot water
  2. Pour the boiling water down the drain
  3. Next, pour a cup of vinegar and a cup of baking soda into the drain
  4. Cover the drain with its plug and wait for 5 to 10 minutes 
  5. Pour an additional pot of boiling water down the drain 

The chemical reaction created by the baking soda and vinegar will loosen the clog, and the boiling water will help remove it from the pipes. This process is very simple, and with a bit of science and staple pantry items, your tub will be ready to be used again!

If these steps didn’t help your tub, you may have a bigger issue and you may need to contact one of the best plumbers in Dallas provided by Dallas Plumbing & Air Conditioning. 

Bathtub drains can be very temperamental and clog easily, especially if you bathe your dog in the tub. Check out or blog on how to give your dog a bath without clogging the drain. 

Fix a Clogged Dishwasher With Vinegar

Dishwashers are an amazing convenience that is very well loved by many residents in Dallas. When our dishwasher is clogged, it becomes unusable, causing us to lose a lot of time and energy. Water that does not drain will grow bacteria and other growths that will contaminate your dishes if you do not clear this clog as soon as possible. Plus, it may also ruin the entire dishwasher. 

You can unclog a dishwasher in a similar fashion as outlined for unclogging a bathtub naturally. In fact, you will need the same tools for this task as well. Here’s what you do: 

  1. Mix equal parts of baking soda and vinegar
  2. Pour baking soda and vinegar in the bottom basket of the dishwasher
  3. Let this mixture sit for 15 minutes in the dishwasher
  4. Pour boiling water into the basket
  5. Run the rinse cycle 

You may feel like you’re conducting a science experiment with these mixtures, but you will find that this method works. As always, if the issue isn’t resolved, give the best plumbers in Dallas Plumbing Company a call to request their assistance. 

How to Repair a Noisy Flushing Toilet

A noisy toilet is annoying but can also be wasteful of our water resources. Typically, this happens when the refill water is spraying outside the overflow pipe. This creates that constant running noise that will continue until the issue is resolved. 

To fix this, lift the lid of the toilet and locate the angle adapter. Adjust it so that it is hitting the inside of the overflow pipe. This action will instantly eliminate the noise. 

Another common plumbing problem is rusty water. Read our blog for tips on what to do about this problem. 

Contact the Best Plumbers in Dallas for Help!

If you try these solutions and find that the problem isn’t going away or continues to reoccur, you may need a professional’s help. Dallas Plumbing & Air Conditioning has been around for a century and has seen all the plumbing problems under the sun. Don’t hesitate to call our techs in for assistance. Call us today at (214) 340-6300

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