Household Plumbing Issues – DIY Plumbing Tips from Roto-Rooter

Household Plumbing Issues – DIY Plumbing Tips from Roto-Rooter

There are many household DIY plumbing projects that will eventually come up for homeowners. From a simple clogged bathtub to a smelly kitchen sink, or even a stuck water valve. Most of these issues are simple enough to fix. However, make sure to know your own limits, and call a professional if things get complicated.

First, one of the most common plumbing issues is a clogged tub or shower drain. This is often caused by hair buildup inside the drain, The simplest way to unclog your shower or tub drain is to grab a wire coat hanger, make a hook on the end and insert the hooked end into the drain. Twist it around then carefully remove any hair that may have clogged the drain. Repeat this action several times to get the entire clog.

We also discuss a neat way you can clean away hard water deposits from your shower head, which can slow the flow of water from your shower head.

Have you ever tried to turn off the water to a toilet or faucet and found that the knob is stuck? Stuck water valves happen when the rubber seal dries out or becomes coated with minerals. It’s a good idea to exercise these valves from time to time by turning them on and off a few times a year.

If the water line valve won’t budge: be careful. Forcing it can break the valve, as it may already be open all the way. Similarly, if your water valves are too loose, you can use a screwdriver to tighten the set screw.

Many homeowners complain about smelly kitchen sink drains, where food particles trapped in the disposal are the likely culprit. For other faucet leaks around the base of the faucet, you may need to rebuild the fixture with new O-rings for a better seal.

If you feel a bit in over your head and need professional help, just give us a call: 888-302-4368 . For more plumbing tips and information about all Roto-Rooter services, visit



Baltimore Home Services says:

Well done video.

Ndricim Bejko says:

It's a great help. Thanks a lot !

FLAME Heating and Cooling says:

Easy-to-follow tips from you guys. Great video. 

mumtazahmedshah46 says:

Very informative and requirement of every family

Endy Martinez says:

Its so cool

Felicia Record says:

Intenten hacerlo en español con subtítulos

TheRonaynes says:

in Florida that was my house and I stayed there for 1 week!

All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating & Air says:

“Some plumbing jobs will always require a professional” – That’s very true. You can do some repairs on your own if you have the skills, but sometimes that can lead to more damage than repairs. Keep it safe and keep your pipes running smoothly!

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