5 General Plumbing Problems And How To Fix Them

As a homeowner, overlooking a general plumbing problem is like sweeping the dust under the rug. It only seems to work until you end up with bigger trouble at hand.

You may be wondering what is the maximum damage from a leaking faucet or a running toilet. Sure, you might only have to worry about “some” water constantly going down your drain! But in reality, if these problems remain unresolved for long periods of time, they will increase utility costs and could lead to issues such as flooding due to an overflowing drain at home.

Below is a list of some common plumbing problems and easy ways of how to avoid them.

Leaking Faucets:

The most common plumbing problem, a leaking faucet can waste gallons of water in a matter of a few hours. Additionally, it can damage your fixtures and furniture if not attended on time.

To fix a leaky faucet, turn off the valve under the sink completely and then remove the handle. There should be a washer at the end of the faucet stem that you can replace if it’s worn out or damaged. If tightening the screw doesn’t stop the leak, then you might need to hire a plumber and have the entire valve seat replaced.

Running Toilets:

A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water in a day! Not only does this add unnecessary strain on your monthly water bills, but it can also damage the drainpipes and the soil around your house. The most common cause of a running toilet is a flapper valve that doesn’t close properly after the flush. If you are not a pro, do not attempt to fix it yourself. Instead, ask a reliable general plumber for help.

Blocked Drains:

Another very common problem that homeowners frequently face is clogged drains and sewer lines. Obstructions in the drainage system can be caused due to the debris building up or tree roots making their way through the cracks and holes in your old drain pipes. So, it’s very important to ensure that you don’t throw anything down the drain unless and until you are sure of its nature.

Also, having your old pipes relined by professional plumbers eliminates the chances of tree root intrusions into your drain pipes. If you are not careful about what you throw down your drains, then be prepared for an expensive plumbing repair as this is one such problem that can escalate quickly if not attended to on time.

Low Water Pressure:

In this case, the water pressure from your faucets reduces considerably. This can be because of a clogged aerator or a crack in your pipe. To fix low water pressure at any one particular tap, unscrew and remove the head to expose the problem area. Clean out anything that might be clogging the aerator or remove any mineral deposits that might have been collected. If you are facing low water pressure in multiple taps and showers, it’s best to have a qualified plumber look into the problem.

Slow Drainage:

Slow drainage not only causes an unpleasant odour in your bathrooms, but also can lead to water pooling on floors and ceilings. The problem here might be caused by a clogged or obstructed drain pipe that prevents waste water from getting out of your house quickly. To clear the clog and improve the drainage, use a plunger or try using a plumbing snake. If these methods don’t work, then it might be time to have your drains cleaned thoroughly by an experienced blocked drain plumber.

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Even after all your precautions, if your plumbing system still fails you, you can always avail general plumbing services at Kalamunda Plumbing and have our professional plumbers fix it for you.

We are a full-service general plumber, offering our services at very affordable prices.


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