Q: Do I need to call a plumber if my bathroom sink doesn’t drain?
A: You won’t need a home handyman for this problem. You can actually handle this repair on your own. The most likely problem is that the stopper is clogged up with hair, soap buildup and other debris and caught on the lever that lifts the stopper up and down. The lever will need to be unsnapped or unscrewed from the drain pipe under the sink.
Q: What can I do if the water pressure in my sink is not as strong as it use to be?
A: You can improve your water pressure by removing the strainer and taking it apart and either cleaning or replacing it with a new strainer. Be sure to take the old strainer to a home repair supply store to make sure you purchase the right size.
Q: Can I use liquid drain cleaners to unclog my sink or toilet?
A: Liquid drain cleaners aren’t recommended because these products don’t work as well as taking the pipe apart or snaking it to unclog or remove the blockage. Liquid drain cleaners can actually damage your pipes and require a complete replacement.
Q: What can be done if my water pipes freeze?
A: If you know where they are frozen, you can use a hair dryer or an electric heater to thaw the pipes. Also, you can open the cabinets under the sink in order to circulate warm air to the pipes. If you are still experiencing problems, call our plumbing experts at Burton Repair in Anchorage. We will be happy to assist you!