Top 5 Most Common Plumbing Problems
Let’s face it, having any kind of plumbing issue is extremely inconvenient. If you are a homeowner, chances are you have had to call on plumber for one issue or another at some point in your home-owning career. In fact, studies show that homeowners call a plumber about once every three years. There are many different plumbing issues that can arise that would be cause for you to call a plumber. We often get customers who call and ask if their problem is common. We see all kinds of plumbing issues from large to small, but here are the 5 most common plumbing problems we see.
Leaky pipes can result in major damage to your home making this plumbing problem a must fix right away. Water damage to a home can be detrimental and costly! Most pipes start leaking at the joints so keep your eye out for water spots on the ground or ceiling near pipe joints. If you discover a leak, call your plumber right away.
Although it may be easier to go to the supermarket and purchase a bottle of drain cleaner, we advise against it. Over-the-counter drain cleaners do not remedy the issue completely, therefore you will end up buying bottle after bottle. If your drain is clogged or moving slowly, contact your plumber who can come out and clear the clog completely.
Let’s be honest, most of us have noticed a slight drip in our faucet at one time or another and just ignored it because how much damage can that slow drip really be causing? Well, it not only wastes water but it makes your water bill go up. Although the drip may be small, day after day of dripping adds up to a lot of wasted water. According to the EPA on water topics, a leaking faucet can leak up to 3000 gallons per year! Think twice and call your plumber next time you walk past that leaky bathroom sink.
This plumbing problem is similar to our last problem, dripping faucet, in that a running toilet can waste A LOT of water-up to 200 gallons per day! There are many ways to save water with your toilet. When your toilet is running, this indicates there is a problem inside the tank of the toilet which can be quite complex. Rather than rattling the chain every time to stop the toilet from “running,” contact your local plumbing to diagnosis and fix the problem for good.
Low water pressure
I think we can all agree that when we step into the shower we expect the water to be hot and there to be sufficient water pressure to take a worthwhile shower. So, what happens when you have low water pressure? Low water pressure can be attributed to several different plumbing problems from needing a new showerhead to a leak somewhere in your home. Unless you are a certified plumber, you may need some help identifying where the problem lies and how to fix it.
These are the top 5 plumbing problems we see on a weekly basis although there are hundreds more! Don’t ignore common plumbing problems that seem small, these problems can end up causing a lot of damage and a lot more money than if you had just called your plumber at the first appearance of the problem.