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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 significant features of your home. Plumbing problems are frustrating issues faced by every homeowner at some point. When plumbing develops problems and stops working effectively, homeowners get stressed. Knowing the common plumbing problems and how to avoid them can save you money and unnecessary stress.Some problems are easy to fix, while others need a plumbing professional to correct. Being aware of the most common plumbing issues and solutions means knowing 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 are specially designed for the passage of liquids. A clog occurs when a foreign object blocks the drain partly or completely. When your drain is clogged, you will notice water backing up when you shower or empty a sink. For a toilet clog, the water backs up instead of flushing normally.There are several things you can do to prevent clogs in drains. Avoid flushing hair down the bathroom sink and ensure you only flush the dissolvable waste down the toilet. When you experience 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. If it's inside your home, you can prevent the issue by minimizing the number of fixtures and appliances. 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. In addition, a water leak poses risks of falls and slips to your family and increases your water bill by a big percentage.
A leaky faucet is easy to spot since you can physically 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. However, it is prudent to call a professional plumber for home repair when it's a complex problem, such as replacing the P trap.

Leaking pipes

Leaky pipes not only increase water bills but also lead to expensive plumbing issues especially when not corrected early. You should conduct regular home inspections to catch leaky pipes early before they cause moisture damage.

Water heater issues

Water heater is the last thing you think of during annual home maintenance. By conducting regular water heater maintenance, you will avoid unforeseen issues and keep your heater running efficiently.Although it's difficult to avoid normal wear and tear of faucets, 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 slowly. 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.

Resources:

https://homeclimates.com/blog/common-plumbing-problems-how-to-avoid-them
https://solvitnow.com/5-common-plumbing-problems-and-solutions/
https://www.arcoplumbing.com/common-plumbing-issues-how-to-fix-them/
 

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