Plumbing problems can be one of the most common issues that households face. By being able to repair some of the more simple plumbing problems you can save yourself money and time.
In this post we will be outlining the top nine plumbing problems faced by homeowners.
1 Clogged or Blocked Drains
The most common drain to have issues with being clogged or blocked is the kitchen sink. This is mainly due to the levels of cooking wastage that can be poured down it. So to help prevent this be careful with what you put down the kitchen sink. Try and put most waste in either recycle or other waste container rather than down the drain. Another drain that can become blocked is the shower drain. Ensure that you occasionally remove any hair that is collected at the shower drain to prevent any build up.
2 Dripping Faucets
If the washers in the faucets wear out, this can result in them dripping. To try and extend the life of your faucet washers get in a habit of not turning the faucets off too forcefully.
3 No More Hot Water
The number one reason a homeowner will contact a plumber will be due to water heater problems. There are a number of steps that can be followed before you contact a plumber. These steps will determine whether or not you will need to contact them.
If you gas heater has a pilot light you can check to see if it is lit. If you don’t know what or how to look for it contact a qualified plumber. If you are unsure at all contact a professional.
If you find that there is no hot water check that there is not an unusually high usage. If there are several people using the hot water (for example having a shower) at once it may result in the water heater not being able to supply the demand.
Check the temperature setting on the water heater has a high enough setting to provide the levels of hot water that are required.
4 Continually Running Toilets
This can be a common problem that can sometimes make any annoying sound made by the water continually running. If this is occurring it is due to there being some part of the toilet that is not working correctly.
5 Toilets That Are Leaking
This can be a very expensive issue. A plumbing professional will be called into fix the problem.
6 New Faucet Installation
Often a new faucet is requested to be installed for cosmetic reasons. To ensure that they are good quality and last it is recommended to buy higher quality faucets.
7 Pipes Leaking
It can be costly if you have a leaking pipe that goes undetected for a period of time or there is a sudden large leak. There can be resulting damage to furniture, flooring and walls. To help ensure that your pipes will not leak it is useful to check them periodically for any signs of rusting or build-up of deposits on the pipes.
8 Water Heater Leakages
If there is a leaking water heater normally it is best to get a replacement. Often it is caused by its age and usage.
9 Blocked Toilets
Blocked toilets can be one of the more common problems a household will face. Make sure you keep a plunger to hand so you can attempt to unblock the toilet with a plunger before contacting a plumber. If you are unable to unblock the toilet then contact a plumber.
Visit this website that shows useful instructions on how to fix common plumbing problems.