Weekend Plumbing Projects You Can Tackle at Home

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Plumbing FixturesPlumbing projects in your Lake Worth home can seem a bit daunting at first, but they really don’t have to be. Here are a few common plumbing projects that you can do yourself, no experience necessary. In this article, General Plumbing looks at some weekend plumbing projects that you can tackle at home.

Install a New Shower Head

Typically, all you have to do is unscrew the old shower head from the shower arm (the pipe coming out of the wall), clean off the threads on the shower arm and wrap a bit of Teflon tape around it, then screw on the new shower head. It’s really that simple. Make sure you read the installation instructions on the shower head you buy, though. Some are designed not to require Teflon tape and can actually leak if you use it.

Fix a Leaking or Dripping Bathroom Faucet

Bathtub faucets can be either single- or two-handle designs and they can use any of the types of mechanisms used in sink faucets. If you’ve got a classic two-handle design where the faucets are attached to the tub or wall, the chances are that you’ve got a simple compression faucet.

Replace or Install a Sink Faucet

If you’re thinking of replacing a faucet because it’s dripping, think about trying to repair it first. If you just want that old, nasty thing out of there and a shiny new one in it’s place, then don’t be afraid to go for it. Replacing a sink faucet, whether it’s in your kitchen or bathroom, is easier than you might think.

Have a Question? Call General Plumbing

If you’re attempting a DIY plumbing project in your Lake Worth home and have a questions, give us a call at (561) 420-0442 today. We’ll be more than happy to discuss whatever questions you may have. And if you feel like you’re in over your head, we’ll be happy to assist you however we can.