Maintaining your home’s plumbing system is not always an easy task. Regardless of how consistent you are in caring for your plumbing fixtures, pipes, taps, and toilets will eventually get worn and need to  either be fixed or replaced. Stronge Plumbing & Heatings’ emergency plumbers are here to fix any plumbing issue that may arise in your home or business at any hour day or night. 

We at Stronge Plumbing & Heating realise that due to work or other commitments you may not always be present at your home during the day. However, our service provides a 24 hour emergency plumber whenever you have a plumbing emergency. Our 24/7 emergency plumbers from Stronge Plumbing and Heating will make it their business to work around your schedule. They will go to your home to fix your plumbing problem when the time suits you. 

Quick Fixes for Plumbing Repairs before Calling an 24/7 Emergency Plumber

When there is a plumbing issue at home, you’ll probably ask yourself do you really need to call a 24 hour emergency plumbing service right away? Or perhaps, you can attempt to fix it yourself first. Here are some common plumbing issues you may encounter:

Leaking toilet

Knowing how to adjust a toilet float is key to solving this problem. There are many reasons why a toilet may leak, but most of the time, it is caused by a misaligned float. The float actually acts as a stopper, preventing the cistern from overflowing into the toilet bowl each time it needs to be refilled. Remove the tank cover and check the position of the float. If it is misaligned, it will leave the valve open and cause water to continue filling the tank. If this is the case, simply push the arm downwards until the float is in the right position. This will cause the valve to close and stop more water from entering the tank. Try to flush the toilet and observe as it refills. If the float returns to its right position before the tank is filled, you are good to go.

Clogged bath drain

Learning how to unclog a bath drain can be manageable. Most of the time, what causes the problem is an accumulation of soap sediments or hair in the strainer. You can remove the strainer and clear the sediments out, or, if the strainer is clear, the blockage may be a little further down the drain. You may need to use a plunger for blockages further down. If these techniques don’t work, perhaps using a plumber’s snake will do the trick. You can also use a chemical cleaner to get rid of the blockage. These should not be used too often as they could cause damage to your pipes.

Broken bath trap

A broken bath trap may just mean replacing the old trap with a new one. If you find learning how to unclog a bath drain rather easy, then you won’t have a hard time fixing a broken trap at all. The trap is usually located underneath the bath attached to the plughole. Once the trap has been removed, clean the area around the drain trap and attach the new drain trap once you’re done. Reinstall the drain stopper, turn the water on, and fill the bath. If you have successfully fixed the trap, it shouldn’t leak anymore. 

If you feel that your resources are limited and your skills are limited, do not think twice in calling in a professional 24/7 emergency plumber. The emergency plumbers at Stronge Plumbing and Heating are on standby, so give them a call (01) 531 2220 or 085 855 6111.

They are trained and certified to provide plumbing services in Dublin, so you know you’re in good hands.