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Top 12 Plumbing Repairs You Can Do Yourself

Doing plumbing repairs yourself can be easy with some professional guidance. It’s important to have tools and materials available to save time and frustration so you won't have to stop mid-project to buy a tool or replace a hose. Many plumbing repairs are simple, and the professionals at Video Chat a Pro can guide you through your repair. If your repair is more complex than you’re able to accomplish, we can direct you to a licensed plumber in your area.

When it comes to plumbing repairs, there are many components that can go wrong that can affect the entire system. You can do some simple plumbing repairs yourself, such as replacing a shut-off valve or unclogging a sink. When you learn where each plumbing component is, take notes for future reference. One of the most important plumbing components is the shut-off valve, which is sometimes difficult to find but easy to replace.

It is always a good idea to rely on a licensed plumber for larger plumbing jobs if needed, but you can do smaller plumbing repairs yourself.

Save money by doing simple plumbing repairs yourself. These fixes are completely DIY with basic tools and skills.

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1. How to Fix a Leaking Bathtub Faucet

Repairing a leaking bathtub faucet is an easy repair, even if you’re not a plumbing expert. Stop wasting money on high water bills and do it yourself in less than an hour.

2. How to Flush a Hot Water Heater

You can extend the life of your water heater and get it operating like new by learning how to drain it in just a few minutes.

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3. How to Fix a Running Toilet

We offer easy, straightforward fixes for running toilets that you can do yourself. Live chat with a licensed plumber.

4. How to Find a Water Leak

There are simple ways to locate and repair common water leaks before they cause expensive damage. Talk to a plumber for expert advice.

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5. How to Unclog a Toilet

Every homeowner needs to have the basic skills to repair a clogged toilet.

6. How to Repair a Kitchen Faucet

Are you wasting money with high water bills because of a leaking kitchen faucet? Make repairs yourself with a live chat plumber.

7. How to Repair a Leaking Water Heater

Fix common water heater leaks from a temperature and pressure relief valve or a water heater drain valve by checking temperature settings and mineral deposits. If you have a problem with your top of water heater leaking, ask a plumber for guidance.

8. How to Unclog a Shower Drain

Why schedule a service call when you can fix a clogged tub drain quickly and easily yourself? Most of the time, all you have to do is remove the stopper and take out the debris that causes the problem.

9. How to Light a Pilot Light on a Water Heater

Lighting a water heater is easy, and you can talk to a plumber for assistance. Most models of gas water heaters have a simple ignition switch.

10. How to Replace a Shutoff Valve

The licensed professionals can give you tips for plumbing, including the replacement of a shutoff valve.

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11. How to Repair a Garbage Disposal

You can repair your garbage disposal yourself with a few minutes of professional guidance.

12. How to Replace Washing Machine Hoses

Ask a plumber for assistance in replacing washing machine hoses.

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