Nothing is more frustrating than a plumbing problem in your home. Plumbing problems can cause a significant inconvenience and can be pretty expensive to repair. That’s why it’s essential to know how to avoid them in the first place. Here are the five most common plumbing problems and how you can avoid them:
1. Clogged drains
One of the most common plumbing problems is clogged drains. Clogged drains are caused by many things, including hair, grease, and food particles. To avoid this problem, you should regularly clean your gutters with a plunger or a plumber’s snake. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this yourself because you’re worried about damaging your pipes, you can always hire a professional to clear your drains for you.
Another common plumbing problem is leaks. Leaks can occur in both your water pipes and your sewer lines. To prevent leaks, you should regularly check your pipes for cracks or damage. If you do find a leak, you should immediately call a plumber to have it repaired. Some common signs of leaks that you can look out for them are:
– Water stains on your ceilings or walls
– Mold or mildew growth
– Unexplained increases in your water bill
– The sound of running water when no water is turned on, or “gushing” sounds that are louder than usual
3. Leaky faucets
Yes, we’re counting this as a separate problem from “leaks” because leaks don’t only happen within your pipes … leaky faucets can waste a lot of water and increase your water bill. Check the washer to see if it’s in disrepair. If the washer appears fine, you may need to tighten the packing nut. If you‘re not comfortable doing this yourself, you can always hire a professional from Michael’s Plumbing!
4. Running toilets
A running toilet is another plumbing problem that can increase your water bill. You want your toilet to be “running,” but not constantly! To fix this problem, you’ll need to adjust the float. The float is what controls the water level in the tank. If it’s set too low, there will be too much water in the tank, and your toilet will constantly be running. If it’s set too high, there won’t be enough water in the tank, and your toilet won’t flush properly. Of course, this is another problem with which the expert plumbers at Michael’s are happy to assist!
5. Low water pressure
Several issues can cause low water pressure, and none of them are fun! If you notice that your water pressure is lower than usual, it could be due to a clogged water heater, clogged drains, leaky pipes, or a problem with the main water line. In determining low water pressure, it’s best to call a professional.
While plumbing problems can be a significant inconvenience, we hope that this blog post has helped you understand more about how to avoid them.
If you have any further questions or need assistance with a plumbing problem, please don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Michael’s Plumbing. We’re here to help with your plumbing problems, big or small! Give us a call today: (407) 219-9772