It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! As you prepare gifts for friends and family members, you also prepare your home for the festivities that are about to happen. With a lot of guests coming over, expect small to huge plumbing emergencies. So to lessen your holiday anxiety, we have compiled the most common holiday plumbing mishaps in Miami with tips on how to solve them.
Prepare Yourself For These Common Holiday Plumbing Mishaps in Miami
It’s normal for a toilet tank to take some time to fill because of heavy use. But it’s another story when water is leaking into the bowl even when nobody flushed it. Talk about wasting money here! This is pretty easy to resolve.
You will have two scenarios:
- The flap needs to close. It could be that the chain is stuck or the flapper itself is misaligned. You have to remove the tank’s lid and adjust the chain or flap. To prevent the chain from getting stuck again, thread it through a plastic straw and reattach.
- The float needs adjustment. Do you see the ball inside the tank? This is the float and it signals the water pipe to fill the tank and automatically shuts it down once filled. Make sure that it is floating up to the right level. Also, it should not be rubbing against any part of the toilet tank. Replace the float if damaged.
The Garbage Disposal Is Broken
The garbage disposal is overworked every time there’s a lot of cooking going on. What should you do?
First, listen carefully for noises. It there is no noise, the problem probably is electrical. Try to push the reset button and see if it does the trick.
If it fails, you will have to find a licensed Miami plumber to service your unit. Do not attempt to fix the garbage disposal if you are not familiar the insides of electrical devices.
Do not panic. Here are a couple of ways to save you from this embarrassing situation:
- Pour a bucket of hot water into the bowl. The bucket should be chest high to give it some pressure. Be careful not to spill dirty water on the floor.
- Pour shampoo or dishwashing liquid into the bowl. Let it sit for a while, then follow it up with a bucket of hot water.
- Get a metal coat hanger and insert it into the toilet’s drain to try to move whatever’s blocking it. Yes, this could get dirty.
Let Plumbers 911 do the dirty work and focus on being a good host
Free yourself from the stress and call a licensed Miami plumber from Plumbers 911. We have the widest network of plumbing professionals over the country. We can send one right away, even on a holiday! Keep this number in handy just in case you need it: (305) 699-3368.