Plumbing issues are common within homes and businesses across the United Kingdom. In Northamptonshire, we seem to be known for calling our professional plumbers when they are truly not needed, taking them away from the vital jobs they are needed for.
So, here is our shortlist of when you may not need to call out a professional plumber. These are the plumbing issues you should be able to fix and the best ways to do that.
Yes, people are calling out a professional plumber when their toilet simply becomes blocked. This is not a job that professional plumbers need to be called out for, it is a job that can be easily completed by anyone. To unblock your toilet there are a few things you can try. Firstly, using a plunger to see if you can unclog the blockage. If this fails you can put bleach down your toilet to break down the blockage. It is a simple plumbing issue to fix.
Slow Draining Sinks
Another plumbing issue that people are known to call out professionals for are slow draining sinks. Again, this is an issue that can be easily fixed. There are products that you can purchase from the supermarket, drain unblockers, that help to break down the clog that is causing the sink to drain slower. You can also get a drain cleaner to fully clean your drain. If the issue keeps occurring you may need to call a professional to check the pipework.
Radiators Not Heating Up
Finally, if your radiators are not heating up, you do not need to call a professional for help. You more than likely just need to bleed your radiator. This is the process of releasing the trapped air that stops your radiator from heating effectively.