Yes, Drymeout.com services Citrus Springs and the entire Florida west coast with top flight water damage restoration, and yes, we want to be the first call you make when your home suffers water damage. But in the interest of being the best possible source to our customers for all things water damage, it is important for us to let you know that not all water problems require a visit from the professionals. Some things you should be able to handle yourself, and it will be far easier and cheaper if you do.
Shower heads and sink faucets may be easily replaced by the homeowner in a very short amount of time. Getting a good seal may be problematic, but that is easily solved through the use of some plumber’s tape, which forges a very effective seal and prevents water from leaking out around the joints. The basic difference in these operations is that sinks normally require that the water supply be shut off during the replacement process.
Clogged up drains are never any fun, especially when you have to dig out the offending substance. Shower drains may get clogged up be hair and other debris, while kitchen drains may get clogged by virtually anything that finds its way into the drain in ample enough amounts. Fortunately, there are various solutions and rotary tools that will remove this material fairly quickly. The worst part is having to handle the material that caused the clog. While they are called often, plumbers are in fact rarely required for most clogged drain problems.
Clogged toilets are equally disgusting, and if you have kids in your home, this event is almost guaranteed, and on a regular basis (no pun intended). Plungers will take care of most toilets, although in rare cases you may have to call in a plumber for some of the more repulsive scenarios. Let’s move on.
Low water pressure is common in many homes, especially if you are running multiple appliances at the same time. You may notice if you’re in the shower and somebody turns on the dishwasher or another shower that the pressure decreases almost immediately. Rotate appliance use and the problem should solve itself. In some cases, however, pressure may be affected by clogged lines.