As well as being an emergency local plumbers, we also specialists in all smaller day to day tasks such as menial repairs to sinks, radiators and toilets etc. to prevent big problems occurring. We’re also very aware that many people try to repair small tasks by themselves without the use of a specialist Plumber.
Although we of course recommend to call us for any issue to ensure that it is done correctly, we also like to advise the public on at least using the correct tools for the job should they need to do it alone.
An extremely common tool which is used by many for any home clogging issues is the infamous plunger. Use this at the first signs of trouble. In that way you could prevent further blockage. A blockage could cause damage to your home. There are 3 main types of plunger which exist so it is important to ensure that you are using the correct type. The Cup plunger, is the most common and is the one you are used to seeing in cartoons when you were younger. It is perfect for most needs as long as you have a flat surface which you can work with such as a shower drain.
If you have an issue regarding a toilet, it’s much more useful to get a specific type such as the one with the obvious nozzle. This will allow you to create a better seal , meaning you have to work less hard. Accordion plungers look quite similar to the gear stick in a car, they are useful for small, tighter clogs such as tight drains and often will do a better job in this scenario then the standard Cup plunger.
Another small tool which cannot help incredibly with the prevention of problems Is a new washer or seal. Very often, the seals are the things that erode 1st in older pipes and led to many small leaks which caused a lot of damage in homes and businesses. They are extremely easy to find and very cheap to buy however, it is extremely hard to find the exact type that you need for your pipes without knowledge. Is therefore recommended that you go to professionals such as plumber Bristol Easton for any job no matter how small , to prevent damage.