Perhaps the bathroom is where one is most often has close encounters with plumbing problems. The toilet won't stop running, or maybe it overflowed. Maybe the sewer line itself backed up (we hope that none of you ever experience the horror). Maybe you have a smelly drain, or your bathroom sink drain is clogged up. All of these scenarios happen frequently, and often result in A. Huge messes; B. a call to the local plumber. In order to remove some of the mystery and trauma from common bathroom plumbing problems, we've rounded up the best of the bathroom plumbing articles that we've published into one handy post.
Five Behind the Scenes Parts of Your Bathroom You Should Know About: Knowing about your bathroom's pressure-balancing valve, thermostatic valve, vent stack and main stack, shutoff valves and P-trap can enable you to identify bathroom plumbing issues, and know when to call in a pro.
Five Ingenious Ways to Unclog a Toilet: I think almost everyone has encountered this situation: You're at someone else's house, or perhaps in the office, you use the bathroom and the toilet starts to overflow instead of flushing whatever is in it down. This is a truly humiliating experience, but fortunately there are a few things you can do if such a disaster befalls you.
How to Fix a Running Toilet: This tutorial comes with pictures and easy-to-follow instructions. It was written by someone whose primary occupation is writing and editing home improvement manuals, so you can be sure that the instructions are good.
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