5 Common Plumbing Problems & DIY Tips to Get Them Fixed

Reports show on average every household will encounter some sort of plumbing problem in a three month period or so. Plumbing problems can cause a lot of frustration if not resolved quickly. Here are some tips that’ll help you fix some common plumbing problems yourself.

Clogged Drains: Imagine a situation where you turn on a tap and suddenly realize that the sink is filling up. Nothing is more frustrating than discovering that you have clogged drains. What to do next? Well here’s the solution that might help you fix it. Take out the handy dandy plunger that has been tucked away for months to clear the blockage. If you have a clogged kitchen drain, use a stopper or towel to block the other side while you plunge. If you have a garbage disposer, use the plunger on the opposite sink first. However, if the blockage still persists, try an eco-friendly drain cleaner that’ll be safe on your pipes as well as the waste water. If you can’t seem to remove the clog, you can rely on our wide array of plumbing services.

Running/Leaky Faucets: No one enjoys the dripping sound of a leaky faucet.. Leaky taps are one of the most common problems of every household and are the prime cause of water waste and heavy bills (if left unchecked). The main reason for a leaky faucet is the regular wear and tear/malfunctioning of washers on the tap. That’s no problem because you can mend it yourself if you have the right tools and washers. Afterwards, you’ll not only get a watertight seal but also a nice, quiet faucet.

Low Water Pressure: Have you ever been in a situation where you are in a hurry and you rush to take a shower only to be greeted by a weak dribble of water? There might be several reasons for low water pressure such as a blocked shower head, leaky pipe, etc. These issues might seem small but can drastically lower the water pressure. You might easily fix the issue by cleaning your shower head or replacing it. However if the issue is major, you can call us anytime and request any of our plumbing services for an immediate fix.

Leaky Pipes: Leaky pipes lead to puddles of water
inside and outside of your house. Most of the leakage occurs around the joint areas and can be a real mess before and after the repair. Repair costs and expenses will depend on how long the pipe has been leaking, origin of the leak and age of the pipes. If not fixed properly, it can cause problems and will require professional plumbing services that are available 24/7.

Running Toilets: Running toilets are really annoying. There may be several factors that explain this situation. One reason might be continuous flow of water from the tank into the bowl due to damage in the flapper valve, or an improperly balanced float, or it could be a fill tube issue. However, if done properly, this is relatively simple to fix if you own a toilet repair kit and have some basic know-how. Things may get worse if the installation isn’t done correctly and it could cause new issues. Don’t wait for the worst; call our professional plumbing experts to handle the issue.