Plumbing systems are undoubtedly one of the most delicate and complex systems in a house. Not to mention, the system that is probably the most vital in a house besides the structure itself. You can live without heating or air-condition; but living in today’s times without plumbing would be difficult. There are many things that can go wrong in a plumbing system that can cause it to shut down.
Residential plumbing problems can happen anytime day or night. Some of the common residential plumbing problems are:
1. Noisy Pipes
Noise coming from pipes can stress out any homeowner. While the soft tap sound is still bearable, the loud hammer sound is completely intolerable. The reason behind this noise is high water pressure. Generally, pressure can range anywhere from 40 to 70 pounds of every square inch. However, if the water pressure is more than 80 pounds per square inch than its better that you call in a plumber who can fix a valve to reduce the increased water pressure.
2. Shower Head Problems
A leaky shower is yet another plumbing problem. If there is leaking near the arm, then a new washer will be required. On the contrary, if your shower has feeble water pressure then there are chances of a mineral build up. You can clean a shower with an easy tool-free method or perform a more thorough cleaning with tools.
3. Leaky Pipes
Yet another common plumbing problem which homeowners face is a leaky pipe. It can bring about a wet mess under the sink plus lead to huge water bills. This problem must be fixed as quickly as possible. The majority of leaky pipes come from the connection where two pipes meet. Plumbers can assess this problem by turning the water off from the main valve to the home, draining the water left, and diagnosing the problem. It could be a bad part or lack of putty; whatever it is, a plumber will replace or fix the issue and turn the water back on. Sometimes pipes leak because of a puncture from a foreign object. For this problem, a plumber will turn the water off from the main, drain the water, and then replace the component from connection to connection.
4. Toilets Issues
The toilet is necessary for a sanitary environment in the house. Breakdowns in toilets are fairly common. If you are facing a problem with the handle of the toilet, then most likely the flapper valve setup is either worn out or broken. Toilets get stopped up normally due to a blockage in the drainpipe because of toilet paper or a foreign object. When the problem is because of toilet paper, it can easily be fixed by a few pumps of a plunger and the drain will move freely again. If the toilet gets stopped up because of a foreign object; it can be a different story. A plumber will utilize a snake for getting the foreign object out of the drainpipe.
5. Clogged Pipes
Various foreign objects such as hair, soap scum, dirt, or grease can clog drains. Bathroom and kitchen sinks have an elbow shaped pipe that helps in trapping wreckage that goes down the drain. In order to get rid of clogged pipes, hire the services of a plumber who will ensure your pipes are in perfect condition.
These problems can occur often without due diligence and normally at a time you least expect it. Plumbing breakdowns do not need to leave you confused and broke. A proficient plumber can work wonders for your plumbing system. If you encounter any of these common residential plumbing problems, or even a non-common problem, contact George Brazil. Our Smell Good Plumbers can help you with clogged drains, leaky pipes, toilet issues and more. Turn these common plumbing problems into a thing of the past.