6 most common plumbing problems

Dripping TapThere are different sorts of plumbing requirements that will require assistance from minor taps dripping to gushing water out of burst pipes. It is a good practice to get small maintenance items fixed as soon as possible and ensure pipes and taps are not put under too much pressure causing more damage that could lead into leaks into walls cavities, floors and cupboards.

Signs of possible plumbing issues

  • Dripping Taps
  • Sinks not Draining
  • Blocked Toilet
  • Leaking Pipes
  • Sewer System Backed Up

Dripping Taps

This is one of the common plumbing issues that most people come across. Even though it might not seem too bad or look like it needs urgent attention the wastage of water over a period of time can certainly add up.

Sinks not draining

drainGenerally, sinks can get blocked in kitchens from food wastes and oil, bathrooms of the shower and bath drains with soap and hair. Placing a guard over drains in bathroom areas can certainly help to eliminate this problem.

Blocked Toilet

Toilets making gurgling noises when flushing and water rising slowly are generally a good indicator that something is blocking the flow through pipes and into sewerage systems.

Leaking Pipes

When leaking pipes happen, they can cause all sorts of damage to cupboards, furniture and floors that can eventually make it up walls. This is then subjected to dampness and mould.

Sewer System Backed up

Toilet ProblemsWhen the sewer starts to have problems there is no way to ignore the problem from the nasty stench that starts to flow through the breeze. Fixing the issue is finding where the location of the source is coming from. Blockages in sewer systems could be caused flushing the wrong contents eg. non disposable wipes.  Tree roots can also push through the pvc piping and cause a break or collapse.

Low Water Pressure

If you notice that the flow of your water isn’t as strong as it has been in the past, it could be from pipes leaking from corrosion or are worn and broken, commonly seen from older style of homes.

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