02 Jun Common Plumbing Problems and Solutions
Common plumbing problems can be frustrating and costly if left unaddressed. They can occur in any home and can often require immediate attention to prevent further damage. In this blog post, we’ll cover some of the most common plumbing problems and offer tips and tricks for fixing them.
One of the most common plumbing issues in the home is a leaky faucet; it not only wastes water but can also be really annoying! Usually this is caused by a worn-out washer or a faulty valve. To fix this issue, turn off the water supply, remove the faucet handle, replace the faulty washer or valve and reassemble the faucet tightly. If you’re having trouble, give us a call!
A similarly common issue is a clogged drain. Usually caused by a buildup of hair, soap, scum and other debris. To clear a clogged drain, try pouring boiling water down the drain, using a plulnger to dislodge the blockage or using a plumbing snake to remove the clog. Chemical drain cleaners are also an option, but use them cautiously as they can be harsh on pipes. If none of these work, give us a call and let us sort it out for you.
I’m sure all of us will have experienced the annoyance of a running toilet. It can waste a significant amount of water and lead to a higher water bill so it needs to be fixed quickly! If your toilet keeps running even after you flush it, it’s typically due to a faulty flapper valve or a problem with the fill valve. Start by turning off the water supply and removing the tank lid. Continue by checking the flapper and ensuring that it’s sealed properly – if this is damaged it will need replacing. If the problem persists, check the fill valve for any issues or adjust the float arm to set the water level correctly.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure can be a common issue caused by a variety of factors, such as a clogged aerator or a leak in the pipes. To fix this, begin by checking whether the issue is isolated to a specific faucet or if it affects the entire house. If it’s a single faucet try cleaning or replacing the aerator. If it’s a whole house problem, it could be due to a clogged pipe, a faulty pressure regulator, or a problem with the municipal water supply. In such cases, it is always best to call a professional plumber and let us find the source of the issue.
Water Heater Issues
Water heater problems can range from insufficient hot water to strange noises coming from the tank. If you have no hot water, check the pilot light (for gas heaters) or the circuit breaker (for electric heaters) to ensure they are functioning. If there’s a leak, turn off the water supply and contact a plumber. Unusual noises can be caused by sediment buildup which requires draining the tank or professional servicing. If the problem persists, call a professional plumber to inspect the tank.
In conclusion, these are some of the most common plumbing problems and simple tips and tricks for fixing them. However, if you’re not comfortable handling plumbing issues on your own, it’s always best to call a professional plumber to ensure the problem is fixed correctly and to avoid causing further damage.
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