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Time to Tackle Those Home DIY Plumbing Jobs

Are those small household plumbing jobs starting to pile up? With Valentine's Day right around the corner, now is a good time to take care of the projects you've been putting off for so long. Along with showering your partner with chocolates and flowers, why not surprise them with a new shower head or other much-needed plumbing fixture as well? Give a gift that will keep on giving throughout the year!

Here are a few ideas for plumbing updates and improvements that are sure to bring a smile to your partner's face this Valentine's Day:

  • Kitchen and/or bathroom faucet replacement: Are you tired of hearing about the kitchen or bathroom faucet that never stops dripping? Replacing a faucet is one of the most straightforward DIY plumbing projects. These days, you can purchase faucets to install from the top of the sink without crawling underneath. A new faucet should reduce your water bills, and your partner will love the way it improves the appearance of the room.
  • Washer/dryer upgrade: Replacing a washer and dryer is another relatively hassle-free DIY plumbing project, assuming you have some basic plumbing and carpentry skills and electrical knowledge. The key aspects of the job include connecting the drain and supply lines, leveling the machine and plugging it into the power source.
  • Dishwasher upgrade: Installing a new dishwasher is a surprisingly easy plumbing update too. If you are familiar with electrical wiring, you can probably complete the job in two hours or less.
  • Shower head replacement: Replacing a malfunctioning shower head is another way to make your partner happy this Valentine's Day. You can do the job in 30 minutes or less with a pair of pliers, Teflon tape and rust/lime remover. A new shower head can cost between $5 for a basic model and $50 or more for a high-end unit.
  • Leak repair: Not every partner-pleasing plumbing project will require a major installation or replacement. Fixing those small but annoying leaks can contribute to a happier home environment and lower your water bills. You can fix tiny leaks quickly with a compound stick, which you can buy at your local hardware or home improvement store. Other options for small leaks include using patch kits or wrapping waterproof tape around the trouble spot.
  • Running toilet repair: A toilet that never stops running is another one of those small yet aggravating household plumbing issues. Depending on the cause of the problem, you might be able to fix it in 10 minutes or less with a few basic supplies. More complex jobs may require the replacement of the flapper, float or fill valve, each of which you can likely do yourself.

Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Greater Syracuse for More Plumbing Update Ideas

As expert plumbers serving Greater Syracuse and Onondaga County, Mr. Rooter Plumbing can provide more valuable home DIY plumbing tips for Valentine's Day. Feel free to call us at 315-472-1203 today. If you'd like a no-obligation plumbing project estimate, please fill out and submit our convenient online form.

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