5 of the Most Common Plumbing Problems

There are many different kinds of plumbing problems, but we see several of them all the time. Everyone needs to call a plumber at some point, but many issues can be avoided with some basic preventative measures.

1. Dripping Faucets

Most of us have had a dripping faucet in our home at one time or another, and many people ignored it for as long as they can. That dripping faucet not only wastes water, it wastes money on your water bill. Roughly 157 gallons of water are wasted each year due to a slow leak of 3 drops a minute!

2. Leaky Pipes

Leaky pipes are not just a winter issue – we see them all the time doing slow damage to buildings. Most pipes will begin to leak near the joints, so keep an eye out for wet spots on the ground or ceiling. Water damage to your home can be quite costly, so leaky pipes are a necessity to fix right away.

3. Running Toilets

Did you know that a running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons per day?! That’s a lot of water waste, and if you pay for your water, a lot of money wasted! A running toilet is caused by an internal water leak, somewhere there is a leaking flapper seal or broken tank mechanism. Many people go for months with a toilet running unnecessarily, but it’s a problem to be fixed right away by a qualified plumber.

4. Low Water Pressure

A lot of older homes will experience low water pressure, but you don’t necessarily have to accept it as “just the way it is.” It could be time for a new showerhead, the aerator screen may be clogged, or you could have a hidden leak or corrosion in your pipes. Have the problem inspected and diagnosed by a licensed plumber, and you might not  have to live with lackluster water pressure any longer!

5. Slow Or Clogged Drains

That “fast acting” over the counter drain cleaner you have been trying may be causing more harm than good! You really need a professional to safely clear a clogged drain, but there are a lot of things you can do to prevent them including preventing debris, hair and other particles from going down your drains in the first place. Never dispose of grease down the drain, and run your garbage disposal with cold water to prevent particles from sticking on their way through the pipes.

To take care of your leaky faucet, clogged drain, or any other plumbing issue just give us a call – we’re always here to provide you with fast, professional, dependable service!

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