8 Most Common Plumbing Problems

We all have experienced the frustration of dealing with a plumbing problem at one point or another. There are many different types of problems that can happen with pipes and fixtures – some minor issues may be solved by themselves while others require professional help from plumbers to fix them properly. It’s important to know what type of emergency can occur so there won’t always be needlessly waste time trying various methods before realizing something needs fixing ASAP. I’m going to share some tips that may assist your search and give insight into how much money might be saved by contacting someone sooner rather than later.

1) Blocked Drainage Sink:

When the water takes longer to drain out of the sink that happens only because of blockage in the pipes. If it is a kitchen sink, the blockage may be caused due to the small pieces of food. But, if it is a bathroom sink, the blockage may be caused due to knotted hair, soap, and other foreign objects. In this case, you can solve this problem by using baking soda, vinegar, or a drain opener to dissolve clogs. 

2) Dripping Faucet:

The dripping faucet is a common problem but it must not be ignored. Because it causes waste of water, loss of money, and dripping tap makes an annoying sound. Every year, dripping taps can waste around a thousand gallons of water. The reason for the leaky taps is the stiffening and tear of the washer inside the faucet. It is beyond the homeowner’s skill to get rid of dripping faucets. 

3) Shower Drainage Blockage:

Like bathroom sinks, shower grains also get blocked because of soapy water and tangled hair in them. Usually, the shower drain can be unclogged using a plunger or snake. This blockage can also be unclogged with baking soda or vinegar. If you are using a plunger, use petroleum jelly at the end of the suction pad. 

4) Jammed Toilet:

Toilet closure occurs when the toilet bowl fills up and does not drain. It can be caused due to pieces of tissue paper and human waste. A plunger can usually unclog a clogged toilet. If it doesn’t work, you can try using a drain auger to clear the clog. If these techniques don’t work only a professional plumber can solve the problem. 

5) Constantly Running Toilet:

A running toilet can be expensive and waste about 200 gallons of water every day. A defective flapper valve is a reason behind the running toilet. You can get a toilet repair kit from the nearest hardware store to get rid of the problem. 

6) Faulty Water Heater:

A defective water heater can be caused by several factors such as heating element failures, improper water heater installation, broken electrical connections, and so on. The water heater issues can be solved only by professional plumbers. 

7) Low Water Pressure:

Low water pressure can be caused by a variety of factors. The reason beyond the reduced water pressure are pipe corrosion, drain clogs, cracked or blocked sewer lines, and hidden water leaks. The plumbing must be checked by professional plumbers to restore the pressure of water. 

8) Leak pipes:

A leaky tap can result in water wastage. It can be fixed by replacing a simple washer or tightening the hose. Also, leaky pipes can allow cockroaches and other unhygienic reptiles to enter your home and harm your health. If you do not have the knowledge or tools to repair a leaky pipe, you should call a professional plumber.