Not all plumbing projects are as tricky as you might think. In fact, there is a lot that you can accomplish on your own before ever needing to call a professional plumber. We’ve compiled a list of DIY plumbing projects that you can complete on your own, but of course, if you ever need more assistance, the experts at S&D Plumbing are always on standby to help you out!
Install an Aerator
The average bathroom or kitchen sink uses around 2.2 gallons of water per minute, while a WaterSense qualified faucet uses a maximum of 1.5 gallons per minute. However, it might not be in the budget to replace all of the fixtures in your home at once which is what makes aerators so helpful. These devices are incredibly easy to install, you just screw them into the faucet opening, and they have the ability to save you from wasting a lot of water throughout the year.
Replace a Bathroom Faucet
Replacing a bathroom faucet is another easy project that any homeowner should be able to tackle. First, you’ll want to make sure that the new faucet you’ve purchased fits the sink. Make sure that when you’re shopping you keep in mind how many holes your sink currently has (1, 2 or 3) and make a note of how far apart the holes are.
Once you have the new faucet purchased, you’re ready to begin. First, you’ll need to remove the old faucet, then remove the drain and once this is done, you can install the new faucet. For more detailed instructions, check out this link.
Unclog a Drain
The simplest way to unclog a drain is usually by pouring some chemical drain cleaner down the affected drain and letting it all melt away. However, as we’ve talked about in previous blog posts, the easiest way isn’t always the best way for your plumbing. Instead, the next time your bathroom sink or your bathtub drain is clogged with weeks or months worth of hair and other gunk, try using a drain snake to clear the drain. This should work 90% of the time, but if you’re still having no luck clearing the drain, then call a professional.
For Everything Else
We strongly believe in giving each of our clients the most outstanding plumbing service. S&D Plumbing is a family owned company in Austin, Texas that values every client and every project that we take on. From cleaning drains to trenchless water line repairs, we handle it all and we do it at the highest level.
For all of your plumbing projects and questions, don’t hesitate to call the experts at S&D Plumbing.