Noisy Pipes:

Pipe noises range from loud hammering sounds to high-pitched squeaks.

The causes may be loose pipes, water logged air
chambers, or water pressure that’s too high.

Anchoring exposed pipes is a simple solution; other remedies such as anchoring pipes concealed inside walls, floors or ceilings, may call for a professional.

Clogged Drains:

Before trying any drain-clearing methods on a plugged drain, check that
the tub’s pop-up stopper is opening fully and is free of hair and debris.
If the stopper isn’t the problem, then the drainpipe is probably clogged.
First, try a plunger or chemical drain cleaner.

If these fail to do the job, you’ll have to clear the trap with a snake.

Shower Heads:

If your shower head leaks where it meets the arm, you probably need to replace the washer. To reach it, loosen the collar, using tape-wrapped rib-joint pliers. Unscrew the head from the adjusting ring.

Erratic or weak pressure usually indicates mineral buildup. To restore proper flow, clean outlet holes with a pin or unscrew a perforated face plate and soak it overnight in vinegar, then scrub it clean.

If the shower head pivots stiffly, check the washer for wear and coat the swivel ball with petroleum jelly before reassembling.

Sweating Toilet Tank:

This problem occurs most often in the summer when cold water in the tank cools the porcelain, and warm, moist air encourages mildew, loosens floor
tiles, and rots sub-flooring.

An easy solution is to insulate the inside of the tank by draining
it and then glueing a liner made of foam rubber pads to the inside walls.

A more costly remedy, and one that’s usually a job for a professional, is to install
a tempering valve that mixes hot water with the cold water entering the tank.

To remody install tank insulation or a tempering valve.

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