Maybe you have plumbing issues in your house, and you think that it looks so tiny and simple. But may I warn you that it can cause you disaster?
Think about faulty faucets or running toilets or a major pipe leak, and they are capable of causing several structural damages to property.
Can we talk about destroying the content of your home? It doesn’t sound good, I know.
So here you can read about 5 common plumbing issues that require your attention. Of course, presentation is better than cure and it can save you a lot of money!
1. Dripping faucets
It is rare to find someone who hasn’t experienced this problem.
Dripping faucets waste so much water and with that, it pushes up your water bill. It is a pain in the ass!
Most of the time the cause of it is a stiff or torn internal washer.
If the internal washer has become torn or dislodged over time, it’s time to replace it.
2. Slow draining sink
Does your kitchen sink drown slowly? So it may because of things like congealed fat and food remnants.
This problem usually caused by a blockage that is restricting water flow. And if you have this problem with your bathroom sink, it is more likely to be caused by knotted hair and soap.
Simply you can solve this problem using a plunger or chemical clog remover, or using a plumber’s snake.
If you can’t handle the problem now, you should be ready to eventually the drain be completely blocked.
3. Clogged Bath
Yeah, even baths and showers can get clogged with hair and soap over time.
Like the previous problem, you can clear the blockage using a plunger. All you have to do is add petroleum jelly to the suction pad to improve the seal. To keep the plunger fully submerged, make sure that the shower has sufficient water.
To prevent this problem and minimize it, you can try installing a drain guard.
4. Clogged Toilet
When the toilet bowl fills up and doesn’t drain away, you’ve got a clog. The blockage is normally caused by a mixture of paper and human waste. Like two other discussed problems above, clogged toilets can be fixed with a plunger. If that doesn’t work then you can use a sewer snake or drain auger to loosen up the blockage.
5. Low Water Pressure
This is the most treble thing that may occur when you shower or washing dishes!
It usually happens in older homes but maybe you experience it in your new house.
Low water pressure can be caused by things like leaking pipes that have become broken, worn, or corroded over time.
Sometimes it’s because of mineral accumulation. Unfortunately, there’s little you can do on your own to avoid mineral deposits and accumulation over time. It’s also quite difficult to remove the mineral deposits within pipes on your own. The best you can do is to contact a plumbing expert.