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Kitchen Clogs? No Problem! 3 Basic Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself June 10, 2015

Kaimuki, Honolulu
Kitchen Clogs? No Problem! 3 Basic Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself, Honolulu, Hawaii

If you have a serious plumbing disaster, you certainly need to call a professional like Fast Rooter Plumbing in Oahu. However, there are a few plumbing problems that you can try to fix on your own before calling in the experts. 

For instance, consider the following:

  • Clogged Drains: You’ll need a plunger and snake (a hand auger). First, if you have a dishwasher, make sure to clamp the drain hose. Fill the sink with a few inches of water; that way, the plunger will seal around the drain. Pump the plunger so water gets forced through the drain. If you remove the plunger and the water doesn’t flow, you should check the P-trap under the sink and clean it if necessary. Lastly, insert the tip of the snake into the drain stub-out. Turn the crank to work the snake through the drainpipe. When you’ve dislodged the waste, flush a little baking soda and vinegar down the drain to clean it.
  • Toilet Repair: If you’re hearing your toilet running, there are a few things you can try. First, check the fill tube. Reattach it and be sure it sits one inch above the rim of the overflow tube. Next, adjust the float to establish the right water level, until the water shuts off at the right time. Finally, consider changing the flapper. You can purchase universal flapper that should fit all toilet models.
  • Pipe Leaks: If a joint is leaking, you can just tighten the joint. Otherwise, you must start by turning off the water supply. Next, you can perform a temporary procedure, like using a piece of thick rubber fastened with C-clamps or you can purchase a patch kit from a local hardware store. For a more permanent fix, you’ll need to remove the damaged section and completely replace it. For this, it might be wise to call in the specialists.

When in doubt, call the best plumber in Honolulu: Fast Rooter Plumbing! They have been providing exceptional plumbing services for more than 20 years. For urgent issues, call (808) 734-4938. For non-emergencies, you can email info@fastrooterplumbing.com or use the online form

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