Life Hacks for Plumbing

Small accidents can happen in our plumbing, and while at 1st Choice we are more than capable to do any job no matter how small (or how big), we know that sometimes it’s just not pressing enough to call a plumber. We also know that despite our awesome rates and discounts, something’s just aren’t worth the money to be spent. So here are a few tips to keeping your plumbing fixed without calling in the artillery to get it taken care of.

  • If you have children, you know how easy it is for things to get stuck in strange places. So, having a toy accidentally flushed down the toilet shouldn’t come as a big surprise. How do you get Jr’s favorite superhero out of the toilet? Believe it or not, a simple wet-dry vacuum can do the trick. Stick the nozzle as far in as you can and suck up that toy. Don’t try to plunge it out – it’ll just shove the poor toy further down into the pipes and then will really require someone professional to handle it.
  • If you have a project that requires you find the pipes in your walls, you may feel dismayed. How can you find the pipes in your walls without tearing everything apart? Well, the answer is quite simple, actually. Stick a rare earth magnet down the pipe with electrical fish tape. Grab a compass and start passing it along your floors and walls. The compass will start going crazy when it meets the magnet.

These simple fixes can get you out of a bind pretty quickly, but if you are looking at a large job, don’t try to fix it on your own! You are more than likely going to make it worse. Instead, contact us here at 1st Choice and we will be at your door as soon as possible to help you assess the situation.

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