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How To Avoid The 5 Most Common Plumbing Problems

How To Avoid The 5 Most Common Plumbing Problems

 

Plumbing is one of the most important features in your home. Plumbing issues are frustrating. But every homeowner faces these issues at some point. When plumbing problems start, homeowners get stressed. Knowing the common plumbing issues and how to avoid them can save you money and stress. Some problems are easy to fix, while others need a plumbing professional to correct. Be aware of the most common plumbing issues and solutions. It helps to know when to call a professional plumber and when to DIY. Here are the most common plumbing issues that you should be aware of as a homeowner.

Clogged Drains

Drains pass liquids from a faucet to the plumbing. A clog occurs when something blocks the drain. This can either a partial or complete block. When you have a clogged drain, you will notice water backing up when you shower or empty a sink. For a toilet clog, the water backs up instead of flushing as it should. There are several things you can do to prevent clogs in drains. Avoid flushing hair down the bathroom sink. Make sure you only flush dissolvable waste down the toilet. This includes toilet paper and tissues. When you have clogged drains, call a professional plumber to handle the home repair for you.

Low Water Pressure

Low pressure is a common nuisance in homes. Low pressure may be due to an issue in your home or one that involves your water supplier. You may notice your shower water isn't as strong. It could even cause only a trickle to come out of your sinks. If it's inside your home, minimizing the number of fixtures and appliances. This prevents any chance of overuse in your home. If the problem is due to leaking pipes and faucets, call a plumbing professional for home repair.

Leaky Faucets

 

A water leak is a nuisance that may lead to property damage. Additionally, a water leak poses risks of falls and slips to your family. Not only that, it also increases your water bill by a big percentage. If you notice a big increase in your water bill, you may have a leak somewhere in your home. A leaky faucet is easy to spot since you can see the drips. They can lead to serious damage, especially when not caught early. Fixing leaky faucets may be a DIY home repair project. Sometimes you only need to replace the washer to stop the leak. It is important to call a plumber for home repair. This is especially true when it's a difficult problem, like replacing the P trap.

Leaking pipes

Leaky pipes increase water bills and lead to expensive plumbing issues. This is especially true when not corrected early. You should conduct regular home inspections. These catch leaky pipes early before they cause moisture damage. The trick with leaky pipes is to catch them early. If you don't, you can find mold and mildew, as well as other issues, in your home.

Water heater issues

The water heater is the last thing you think of during annual home maintenance. Regular water heater maintenance helps you avoid unforeseen issues. Regular maintenance also helps to keep your heater running as it should. It's difficult to avoid normal wear and tear of faucets. But, there is something you can do to prevent frequent leaks. You can reduce the wear and tear of taps by turning them on and off. Conduct regular home inspections to catch leaks early.

Call Us Today

You don't have to do home repair alone, especially when it comes to plumbing. It can be a terrifying adventure, and you might end up causing more damage. Give us a call as soon as you identify a plumbing problem in your home.

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