Common Plumbing Issues And Their Solutions

No wants to start a day or come home tired from work just to find something wrong with your faucets. water is not gushing out as it supposed to or water isn’t draining as quickly, whatever the plumbing be, it will no doubt require an immediate fix.  If you let it slide even for a while, it can become a money-guzzling issue.

There are many different plumbing problems that can occur in an average home over the years. However there are some most common plumbing issues that are quite easy to fix. Doing the repairs for these common plumbing problems yourself can save you hundreds of dollars.

Dripping faucets

Well, we have all had a dripping faucet in our homes and probably ignored it for a while. The constant sound of drip, drip is not only annoying but also wastes water driving up your water bill if left unchecked. These leaks happen most often from malfunctioning washers on the tap that form water tight seal but over time they can dry out or damaged causing water to leak through.

Repairing leaky faucets is easy if you have the right tools and the right washers.

Running toilets

Another common plumbing problem is running toilet. You don’t want to continuously jiggle or tap your toilet to flush properly. There are many things that can be the cause for your running toilet. A running toilet happenswhen water from the tank flows into the bowl continuously if the flapper valve is not completely sealed and water runs through or an improperly balanced float, or a fill tube issue.

These are quite easy to fix. Take the top off the tank and flush the toilet while watching the rubber flap. If the flab is not completely sealed, water entering tank is continuously running. So how the jiggle fix it? The handle is connected to the rubber flap with a chain, and jiggling it will reposition the flap so that it may seal more securely. Even after this, you still have problem, it may be time to call in skilled plumber to do their job.

Slow or Clogged drains

When the water goes into your sink, tub or toilet won’t go out; you probably have a partial or complete clog. Most of us do not pay attention to what we are passing down the drains, which results in clogged drains. In most cases, the plunger may do the job. Commercial drain cleaners and clog removers are safe for most drains for occasional use but these caustic materials can damage some pipe materials if used frequently.  Installing drain screens can prevent detritus from finding its way into drains. But if it is not able to remove clog entirely call a skilled plumber.

Low water pressure

Water that’s supposed to gush out as soon as you open the tap or shower head only greets you with a weak dribble of water. This means you have low water pressure. This might be problem related with municipal water supply or most common cause of this is a build-up of deposits or sediment on faucet aerators.Having low water pressure could also be due to a leak in the pipes, a much more serious issue which could lead to water damage in your home.

Fixing low water pressure could be as simple as cleaning out your shower head or tap head, or in some cases replacing it. Even with all that if you are still facing the problem of low water pressure , call in skilled plumber to fix the problem immediately.

Leaky pipes

If you are hearing dripping sounds, then you know you have leaking pipes. Seeing a puddle of water pooling under one of your pipes also signals a serious problem. Leaks most often occur around the joints of your pipes, and can create a real mess both before and during the repair. Depending on the origin of the leak and how old your pipes are, it can become a bigger problem if it isn’t fixed right away. Leaking pipes or faucets can cause a significant damage to your home as well as your wallet and also wastes water.

The plumbing system is an essential part of your home. Regular care and maintenance of plumbing systems not only reduces the waste of water or help in check with your water bills. Whether your plumbing issue is common or unique, have it fixed immediately.  If you cannot make repair on your own or cannot find the source of plumbing you can contact any skilled pluming company or us at (773) 842-0975.

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