When living alone the major issues that come by are the paycheck running out in the middle of the month and resorting to noodles for survival, and clogged drains. While there are a plethora of other issues that regularly pop up here and there, most of them take care of themselves and resolution is imminent. For paycheck spending there is no solution. And for clogged drains the professional solution is expensive and the unprofessional solution is disgusting. But as most things in life, you have to get through the hard parts. So here is how to do a proper plumbing job in the house or apartment.
Apart from trying to fix squeaky floorboards that give you nightmares, sink clog plumbing tend to be an even more frequent activity. The plunger should be in the house for taking care of any minor clogging in any sink in the house. Other steps should be taken after you have tried with the plunger and was unsuccessful in the attempt of using it. When there are two drains, plug one and work the other drain with the plunger. In a bath sink you can plug the overflow hole to make sure that the water does not come up and spray onto your face (which is also a frequent occurrence). When none of these things work, then try the organic solution of baking soda followed by white vinegar poured down the drain. if this does not work either then you will need to remove the sink trap using a wrench and clear out any clogs in the trap. When you are trying to fix squeaky floorboards, clean them afterwards with baking soda for a shine.
Taking care of tub drain
Bath tub drains usually get clogged with hair and other material and it takes some time for the build up to actually get large enough to plug the drain. in this case you will need a screwdriver to remove the screen and then try using a wire threaded and bent to put into the drain. Fish out whatever items that comes up with the wire and use boiling water on the drain. If not then plug the overflow drain and start the plunging work on the bathtub to make sure that the clog which is further down the pipe gets dislodged. The plunger is the main items that you will need for unclogging any drains. But for using the plunger properly you will first need to plug any other hole attached to the same drain (usually the overflow) so that the water does not travel somewhere else.