Home lovers everywhere ask “How do I fix plumbing problems” because it’s a maintenance issue that can be costly and time-consuming. And plumbing problems always come at the worst time.

Nobody wants to return home only to find pipes leaking or water all over the floor. It’s a disaster and can lead to all kinds of trouble because plumbing problems cause mold and problems with the foundations. 

Fortunately, there are a whole host of plumbing problems that you can sort out at home yourself, as the following infographic makes clear. 

Plumbing Problems Infographic

If you live in a house – and not a tent or a teepee- then plumbing problems are almost certainly going to occur at some point. And when they do, you want to be ready. You don’t want to find yourself faffing around in the phonebook, trying to find a plumber when you can perfectly well deal with the problem yourself. 

Remember, not all problems with your pipes require a professional. Many of them just need a bit of common sense and elbow grease. And once you work out how to solve them, you can use the skills you learn to solve problems again in the future. 

The following infographic shows many of the problems that you can solve: everything from smelly drains to water leaks. Often, you will be able to solve the problems yourself, but sometimes you’ll need to call your plumber. Check it out below.

Infographic by Best Plumbers Club

So, have you learned something? It turns out that you CAN actually fix plumbing problems around the home, and you don’t always need to reach out to professionals. Yes – there’s a bit of a learning curve, but it is like riding a bike: once you understand the principles, you never forget.