Easy Repair Showers and Bathtubs

Easy Repair Showers and Bathtubs

Easy Repair Showers

Easy Repair Showers and Bathtubs

Cracks, gaps, chips, or stains easy repair showers and bathtubs. Showers and tubs produced using fiberglass, acrylic, or even cast iron can some of the time be fixed yourself, and regularly cheaply. There are a few DIY items available that can assist you with fixing gaps, fill breaks, eradicate rust spots, and conceal imperfections. These may not be extreme arrangements, and sometimes, the fix might be useful yet at the same time very obvious. Yet, they can spare you hundreds or even a large number of dollars for the time being, just as broaden the life of your shower or tub until you can supplant it.

Fixing Minor Damage on Fiberglass and Acrylic

Gaps and splits in fiberglass or acrylic tubs go past unattractive. At the point when water invades these openings, it can spill behind the unit and make pools of water, drench the protection, debilitate studs, and even outcome in form inside the divider and floor holes.

Regardless of whether it is a bath, shower slow down, or blend bath/shower encompass, the procedure for minor fixes is the equivalent for both fiberglass and acrylic materials. The dependable guideline is that if the opening is littler than 1/2 inch, you ought to have the option to make the fixes yourself. In the event that you are managing a bigger opening, at that point the substitution of the encompass or unit may be in your short term.

Fixing the difficult territory includes applying a two-section epoxy exacerbate that solidifies to the quality of the encompassing material. With broadly useful packs, essential colorants can help bring the shade of the fix nearer to the shade of the shower or tub, yet the shading match is once in a while great. A few producers offer epoxy units figured to precisely coordinate the most mainstream shades of showers and tubs from significant installation makers. Knowing the specific maker and model number of your shower or tub may permit you to purchase an epoxy unit that is an awesome counterpart for your apparatus.

.Apparatuses and Supplies You Will Need

  • Tub and tile resurfacing pack
  • Nonabrasive cleaner, for example, Bon Ami
  • Sponge
  • Bucket
  • Putty blade (if there is no tool in your pack)
  • 600-coarseness wet-dry sandpaper

Fixing Minor Damage

  1. Clean the harmed territory totally with the nonabrasive powdered chemical.
  1. Rinse completely, guaranteeing that no buildup from the cleaner stays on a superficial level. Any buildup that remaining parts will bargain your fix, debilitating it and shortening its life expectancy.
  1. If coordinated by the pack, apply the fortification tape to the split or little gap.
  1. In a dispensable holder, join the gum with the hardener and shading operator, following bundle bearings.
  1. Spread the blend over the tape or the harmed spot, feathering out the edges and making the smoothest surface conceivable.
  1. Let the fix solidify and fix totally, as per bundle bearings.
  1. Sand wet with the wet-dry sandpaper gave. The paper ought to be no coarser than 600-coarseness. Sand delicately until the fix region feels smooth with the encompassing region.

Easy Repair Tubs

Albeit most baths today are made of fiberglass or acrylic, more established homes may even now have enameled solid metal or steel tubs. At the point when the defensive covering on cast-iron or steel baths pieces or chips away, you risk the base material rusting destroyed and creating spills. Fixing these regions with porcelain paint ostensibly improves the vibe of the tub and for the most part forestalls further rusting.

Instruments and Supplies You Will Need

  • lint cloth
  • Razorblade (if necessary)
  • 600-coarseness wet-dry sandpaper
  • Non-rough powdered chemical, as Bon Ami
  • Porcelain paint, appropriate for cast iron
  • Small paintbrush

Fixing the Tub

  1. Remove any chipping or harmed paint from the chipped territory. On the off chance that a lot of paint should be expelled, utilize another straight disposable cutter with the sharp edge held at about level against the surface.
  1. Clean the chipped zone with the cloth and chemical, at that point flush altogether.
  1. Using in any event 600-coarseness wet-dry sandpaper, wet the sandpaper and delicately buff to streamline any flaws.
  1. Apply a limited quantity of finish up paint and permit to dry and fix totally, per the bundle bearings.
  1. If the painted region isn’t totally smooth, a subsequent light sanding with wet-dry sandpaper will streamline the fix territory.

Removing Stains From a Shower Stall or Tub

Obstinate stains on showers or tubs can demolish its appearance. It’s an ideal opportunity to delete these stains when customary cleaning strategies have fizzled. Cleaning obstinate stains from shower slows down or baths includes beginning with straightforward techniques, for example, lemon squeeze and advancing to more grounded, progressively harsh strategies, for example, utilizing gentle acids. By and large, the straightforward, natural, and less dangerous strategies will be adequate to take out the stain.

Apparatuses and Supplies You Will Need

  • Lemon, cut into quarters
  • Baking pop
  • Sponge
  • Bucket
  • Bleach
  • Rubber gloves, respirator cover, wellbeing glasses
  • Oxalic corrosive (5 percent arrangement) or hydrochloric corrosive (10 percent arrangement)

Removing Stains

  1. Cut a lemon in quarters and rub the surface with the natural product. In the event that you just have packaged lemon juice available, that will work. Next, flush with water.
  1. Scrub the region with heating pop and a wipe, at that point flush with water.
  1. If the stain despite everything remains, attempt an answer of one section dye to one section water; wear elastic gloves to ensure your hands.
  1. As a final hotel, attempt a 5 percent arrangement of oxalic corrosive or a 10 percent arrangement of hydrochloric corrosive. Either corrosive can be bought at a home improvement shop or home focus. Touch the arrangement on with a cloth for only two or three seconds, at that point wash altogether. Wear elastic gloves, a veil, and security glasses when working with those arrangements. If you need any other help with any issues just call Plumber Oklahoma City, Ok Plumbing & Repair or Plumber Oklahoma city.

Slab Leak Location

Slab Leak Location

Leak Location

The customer called us today with to get help with a Slab Leak Location or a slab leak and they had a hot spot in the middle of the kitchen. We told them it was probably a water line leaking underneath the slab of their home. When we arrived the plumbers hooked up the compressor to the front seal cock and applied air in order to try and locate the leak more accurately. We will find it as close as possible and start breaking the concrete. Which is no easy job. Sometime it comes out easy but then there are times it will have wire or re bar in it and boy it becomes some work. Some times everything is sitting on a footing and a stem wall and it is almost impossible to break the concrete. Even with a jackhammer.

Slab Leak

Hoping to find the water line fairly quick. Dig around it were it making sure there are no more leaks in the line that we can see in that area. Then we will turn the water on and see if we can find it exactly. We can usually find it pretty fast but sometimes they become a nightmare. Especially if it ends up being under a wall, water heater, central heat plenum, bathroom or kitchen cabinet. We finally find it and are able to clean it up and repair it pretty easy.

Then we will try and pack the dirt and sand back in as good as possible keeping it the right level at the bottom of the slab. Once we get it packed well enough we can go ahead and mix the concrete. Clean up around the hole and sweep then go ahead and pour the concrete. We will try and mix it as dry as possible so we don’t have to wait to long for it to dry. Once we float it down to where it is level with the old concrete you have to let it sit awhile and trowel it one last time.

Ground Rough in Plumbers

Ground rough

When Plumbers Okc or your Okc Plumbers are assessing the job site on a ground rough in using the home owners engineered plans we usually have a little digging and we can lay all the drain pipe. This one is going to be a little different. There will be a lot more digging on this one. Usually it is the other way around because this home will be on a septic tank and not city sewer. It is a rural area out in the middle of a 360 acre track of land so no city water or sewer. So we always have about a Two foot stem wall for plenty of room for the plumbing (water lines & drain lines) with very little
digging. This one the home owner can do a little concrete work himself so no stem wall. Just a 2×4 laying on the ground after he scraped the grass off with his tractor. So there was a huge amount of digging and a lot of it was through rock and really hard ground making it way more work.

Usually we just measure, mark it off and stake where every drain will be. This way you can see where your drain is running and where to dig. This one was a little more work. You have to just roughly mark it then dig your main trunk lines digging past the drains then you can mark and stake the drains. If you drive your stake first as normal your stake gets dug up and pulled out of the way so you have to remeasure them all and stake them again.

Drain Lines

Now you have most of it roughly dug so you can start laying some pipe. Usually starting with the main sewer stub out. On one like this it is going to be draining into a septic tank so you need to be stubbing out as shallow as possible. This is a huge two story house and the upstairs stub up is way across on the other side of the structure so we you have a lot more digging to keep it all under the concrete. In turn making the stub out deeper. Also making the septic tank deeper. When starting the drains you want to make sure they drain properly now and in the future. It is very important to size the pipe not only correctly but it needs to be on grade at 1/4″ per foot of linear foot of drain pipe. It makes it easier having a few scrap pieces of PVC pipe to lay in the ditch when installing you combos, tees long sweep 90s, 45s etc… Measuring twice cutting once. Making practice fits a couple of times before primer and gluing. Practicing and bedding with a little dirt.Then final gluing twist a tiny bit and holding until dry enough to not push apart. A few seconds on smaller pipe. One and a half inch and two inch. Longer on larger pipe. Three inch or four inch. Make sure it is solid. Bed it a little more with some fine dirt. Then double check your measurements and tape the drain risers to the stakes making sure they are level and about ten inches above the concrete floor. We make sure everything is straight. Looking very good going as far as when final gluing making sure all the lines on the pipe are straight up and showing nicely after all bedding is done. Even though it will never be seen again after final inspection and after they pour the slab floor. The line will need to be watered up. It is required to have a four foot head pressure on it.In some municipality’s to pass code but if it is below thirty two degrees or below they will let you slide.

Water Lines

Now we have the water lines the run. They are a lot less work but still need to Be run correctly and pass all local codes. We always use Upunar aqua pex water pipe. It is a cross link system and has a memory when you expand it. It is way better the regular pex pipe. If you are a contractor and have done their seminar they warranty their pipe and fittings twenty five years. Most other plumbers use the regular crimp ex. It is not as good and their fittings don’t stand up as good. All we have to do on the water lines is role it out to each fixture. Sleaving it and taping it to either stakes our the drain lines. We will manifold it together on the top out rough in.

When the water lines and Drain lines wear out in these older houses

pipe wrench
Nothing in this world is immortal, same goes for piping system of your house. Piping system needs replacement due to corrosion, accumulation of rust and decays, over a time period of 20 years and more. If this system is not replaced on time, you may eventually face leakage in every corner of your house and ultimately a damage of thousands of dollars. If you are buying an older house, then you should get its water piping system inspected by a professional plumber so as to avoid any leakage mishaps in future.
Home water piping system brings water in and takes waste away. Besides damaging of the pipes, choking of old water pipelines due to tree roots or other arrangements of the house can also lead to disturbance in piping system. So you need to know about the pipes of your water system in order to get all the preventive measure against leakage and hence their replacement.
Supply pipes of material brass, copper and galvanized steel must be replaced after more than 10 years or so, despite the fact that they have a long life expectancy, they can contaminate your drinking water and problems like clogging rust particles in the drinking water. Also due to under constant pressure, they are most likely to cause water damage when they leak. Other two types of water supply pipe that should be removed immediately no matter how old they are include lead pipes as they can add lead into your drinking water, resulting in a serious health hazard. Other is the polybutylene pipes that are extremely prone to breakage.
So, you want re-piping of the water system of your old two story house but are looking for some professional, reliable and experienced plumbing facility center? Then Plumber Oklahoma City, Ok Plumbing & Repair is here. We try our level best to be the best plumbers in Oklahoma City, Ok for all your plumbing related issues within the local area. With reasonable priced services as compared to other such service providers, we believe in the satisfaction of our customers and a good relation with them. We will be at your service on the same day of your call. Our techs are highly and well trained as well as licensed. You can rely on us to take care of all of your clogged pipes or water leaks.
Water pipe leaks can cause a major issue with your foundations and can also cause mold to build up in your home, leading to health problems. Such problems are not easily detected unless you happen to notice a rise in your water bills. But worry not! We are here to detect and pinpoint the exact problem and if required, we will also go for re-piping of the water system. Being the major leading contractors in the surrounding areas, we try to fulfill our customers’ expectations and have a good feedback with any and all our work that we provide them.
So, have certified professionals check the foundation and pipes to and from sewer lines or septic systems of either your old home or the home you are going to buy, to prevent expensive future repairs and other issues related to piping system of your home that may pop up in the future.

TIPS TO REPLACE AND REPAIR PLUMBING UNDER THE HOUSE

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In a house especially of an older age, you face many problems. This may include from electric to brickwork or wooden to plumbing. The problems in conventional houses are more common and also unbearable. These consist of: dripping faucets, leaky pipes, running toilets, low water pressure, leaking hose bib, slow or clogged drains, sump pump failure and many more.

Older homes were plumbed with galvanized steel pipes which do rust over time. When these pipes rust, it is like having clogged arteries. You may notice reduced pressure and rust colored water when valves are first opened. Galvanized water system is normally replaced with PVC or any other latest technology to avoid leaks.

On the drainage side of the home system, cast iron pipes were used for the drain pipes. Often these pipes may look fine, but cast iron drain- lines frequently get rusted from the inside and develop leakage. Upgrading the drainage system can be costly but being unavoidable must be done as soon as possible to prevent further deterioration.

Here are some top tips to easily replace or repair under the house:

Break through concrete slabs  to repair or replace sanitary piping has been an accepted practice in the construction industry for as long as there’s been indoor piping. Repairing or replacing under slab sanitary pipes by removing and replacing concrete begins by accurately locating the pipe and the leaks. Carpeting or other flooring is removed for later re-installation. After the repairs are completed, a hydro test should be performed before covering the work and patching the slab.

A traditional dirt-floor crawlspace with no slab has several disadvantages. The root cause of these disadvantages is moisture in the unconditioned air. In the summer, warm moist air comes in contact with the cool conditioned floor above it and condenses, which can cause mold, wood rot, and attract pests. In the winter, unconditioned air steals heat from the living area, driving up energy bills. Enclosed crawlspaces are usually contained by a solid concrete or masonry foundation wall that extends down to footings just below the frost line. Porous materials such as wood and insulation can absorb a lot of water. A concrete slab will function as a membrane unless the ground under the slab is very wet. A membrane under the slab coupled with a layer of gravel or stone to break capillary action will prevent water from rising to the slab.

There is no single approach to the repairs it really depends on a number of factors, including the cause of the leak, the location and the extent of the damage. In some cases, repairs are not expensive and can be performed in just a few hours. At these places, the pipe could be by-passed to avoid ripping up the slab and large scale excavation. However, other cases may be expensive, especially if there is widespread damage or if the pipe is difficult to access.

There are modern alternatives and the latest solutions that can  be innovative and effectively replace or repair the pipes and other faulty items under your slab without having to excavate through the floor or digging from outside of your property. It’s also much less money to do the trenchless pipe repairs than by digging for pipe replacement.

You need a good plumber repairing or replacing all issues will require the services of a technician because of the types of pipes used, complex networks, unknown designs. Depending on the age of the home, the material may be of different material and manufacturing concerns. It is not easy to DIY or asking to an inexperienced plumber to find and resolve the issues. It definitely needs well-organized and experienced people to satisfy you.

We can help you with the solution to your all kind of issues. We are experienced and know what exactly we are supposed to do to make you comfortable.