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Plumbing Services in Los Angeles, CA
Even the smallest residential plumbing problems can cause major disruptions. Whether your toilet won’t stop running or your pipes are leaking, trust Power Pro Plumbing to offer the comprehensive, affordable plumbing services you need in and around Los Angeles, CA.
As soon as you call us, we send out a qualified plumber who can take care of your plumbing problem quickly and professionally. We offer our residential plumbing services 24/7 so you can always get a hold of us whenever an emergency strikes. Even better, we don’t charge extra if you need our help at night, on weekends, or on holidays. You deserve to have cost-effective, quality plumbing services as soon as you require them.
We can help you cope with a variety of problems, including leaking shower valves, problematic hose bibs, angle stop issues, and supply line problems.
Below, we list some tips that can help you solve common, simple plumbing problems. However, you shouldn’t feel pressured to solve every residential plumbing problem on your own. Whether you want to avoid a DIY job or a large plumbing problem has you stumped, don’t be afraid to reach out to us. Our services can often help you avoid major problems later on.
Call any of our six locations any time. We serve everyone who lives in or around Los Angeles, CA.
Common Plumbing Issues
- Medium pipe wrench for metal P-trap
- Channel-lock pliers for a metal P-trap or for stubborn connections
- A new PVC P-trap (comes in a complete kit at large hardware stores)
- Bucket or bowl to catch water – make sure it fits under the P-trap before you start
- Old towel for mopping up water
- Small rag or a square piece of plastic and a rubber band
- Unscrew the nut on each end of the P-trap, leaving one of the nuts loosely attached so that the entire U-shaped piece does not fall off. If your P-trap is metal, this is where you will use the pipe wrench or channel-lock pliers. If your P-trap is PVC, the nuts are made to be screwed and unscrewed by hand.
- Move your bucket or bowl into place, carefully remove the nut you left loosely screwed, and then remove the P-trap. Empty the water and debris into the bucket or bowl. At this time, you may want to stuff the pipe with that small rag or put your piece of plastic over it and secure it with the rubber band to prevent unpleasant gasses from escaping.
- If you’ve purchased the PVC P-trap kit, wipe the threaded ends lightly with rubbing alcohol to remove any possible debris.
- Fit the new P-trap into place and screw the nuts hand-tight, but don’t overtighten, as this can damage the compression seals.
- Turn your faucet on and let the water run to test for leaks. If one or both ends of the P-trap show signs of leakage, turn off the faucet and tighten the nut(s) just a bit more where the leak is. Dry off the pipes and test again for leakage; you shouldn’t have any, but if you do, you probably should remove the new P-trap and make certain all fittings are clean and fit correctly. Once you’ve ensured all fittings are clean and all fit correctly, begin again at step 3.