The 4 Most Common Plumbing Problems
If you’re a new homeowner or are just inexperienced with plumbing, check out this article. We’ll discuss the 4 most common plumbing problems, as well as why they happen.
1) Leaky Faucets
Easily the most common issue that people experience with their plumbing is the leaky faucet. A leak which goes unfixed can drive up your water bill, cause unnecessary wear on your plumbing, and drive you up the wall with annoying noise. Most of the time, these happen due to a very small hardware issue. This can be a broken or cracked O Ring, a worn or damaged washer, or a small part being improperly installed. If you’re familiar with tools or are otherwise handy, these can usually be fixed fairly easily.
2) Clogged drain
Ah, the clogged drain. You’re using your sink or shower, and suddenly you notice the water is no longer draining properly. You might be tempted to jump to a quick solution like a clog dissolver, but that’s not always the best choice. Commercial clog dissolvers can strip your pipes, and also equate to just literally pouring money down the drain. For an in-depth discussion on how to fix your clogged drain, click here.
3) Running toilets
So you used your toilet an hour ago, but the darn thing is still running. This is an extremely common issue, and is another one which can lead to a much higher water bill than you’d get otherwise. Luckily, there’s also usually an easy fix. These types of issues most commonly occur because of a malfunctioning or broken part in the toilet’s tank. Take the top off of the tank and have a look – the problem might become immediately apparent. If you’re still having trouble, give Curtis Plumbing a call and we’ll be happy to help you out.
4) Leaking pipes
Similar to a leaking faucet but potentially more serious, the leaking pipe can be indicative of a large problem as well as a small one. It could be something as simple as needing to turn your water off and switch out a pipe, or it could be something as serious as a large section of pipe needing to be replaced within your wall. In this case, it’s best to give the professionals a call and let us inspect your problem.
These were the 4 most common plumbing issues that we see. If you’re unsure about how to fix any of the issues we’ve discussed here, or would like more information about them, please don’t hesitate to give Curtis Plumbing a phone call. We’re always here to help.