Posted on: 17 December 2014
Single men have an unfortunate reputation for not being big on housework and for ignoring problem situations they can't fix themselves, such as a faucet that drips and a garbage disposal that's on the fritz. If the place gets bad enough, it can make a negative impression on female guests and doom a potential relationship from the start. If this description fits you, perhaps it's time to call a plumber and get some work done that will be appreciated by your guests of the female persuasion.
Toilets that Run
Some toilets require several instances of jiggling the handle before they stop "running." Your guest may find this annoying -- especially if she's the one who got up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and now has to keep jiggling the handle.
Other toilets steadily drip water down the sewer pipe and fill the tank back up when the water level drops far enough, making a disconcerting whooshing noise.
These symptoms indicate that some part of the interior equipment is worn out. Have a plumber replace this worn part or the entire interior system for an affordable price.
Clogged Drain Pipe
If you have quit using one of your sinks because it doesn't drain very well, this is the time to get the pipe unclogged. It's probably a bit embarrassing if you have to advise your date not to use one of the sinks -- or even worse, if there happens to be standing water in it.
Pouring harsh chemicals down the drain is a hit-or-miss strategy will work. The best technique is to take the pipe apart underneath the sink and clean it manually. A plumber has the proper tools for this work.
What if your girlfriend is a light sleeper? Nobody wants to listen to a dripping faucet all night long. If there's iron content in your water, the situation is even worse, because you've probably got iron streaks in the sink where the dripping water goes. If replacing the washer doesn't work, you probably need a new faucet.
If your water is not entirely pleasant for drinking or showering because it has any iron or sulfur content, consider having a whole-house water filter installed. After all, you don't want your girlfriend refusing to shower at your place because she's worried her hair will smell like sulfur or take on an orange tint.
Think about the women you've known throughout your life and the plumbing features they find important in a house. That will help you make your short list of things to get repaired and installed. You'll make a substantially better impression if integral features of your living space are in good working order.
For more information, contact A Absolute Plumbing & Heating or a similar company.Share