You don't have to call your plumber or rely on them for fixing every repair that occurs in your bathroom. Often times with a few handy tools and some basic knowledge of objects, you can perform the bathroom repairs yourself. You will not only save time and money, but also avoid the damages caused by waiting for your plumber to show up. Sometimes doing small repairs on time prevents greater damages, which can be more expensive and time-consuming.
The following are some of the bathroom repairs that you can fix yourself following the DIY procedure.
Leaking faucets are quite a common issue and most of the time it indicates the need for washer replacement. Replacing the stem washer should rectify the leak in most cases. However, if it continues to leak even after washer replacement then you will have to look into replacing your faucet.
2. Damaged Caulks
You can easily remove and replace the damaged caulks around the tub. Grout should not be used, and if it has been it would be better for you to replace it with caulk. Use caulks designed for tubs or showers.
3. Common Toilet Repairs
There are several common bathroom repairs related to toilets. These can be easily rectified by you. One of the most common issues is clogged toilets or improper flushing. To ensure proper flushing check all the connected parts in the flush tank and replace or reconnect properly to rectify the issue. Clogged toilets can be cleared with the help of plungers or augers. If both don't work then you might have to replace the toilet. Replacing broken or old toilet seats is another simple bathroom repair you can fix yourself.
4. Shower heads
You can clear clogged shower heads even without removing it. Fill a plastic bag with vinegar and tie it to the shower head for a night. This should do the trick. In case you want to replace your shower head, a vise grip, pipe wrench, and some Teflon tapes should help you complete this bathroom repair.