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  • Writer's pictureJenny

Don't Ignore These Plumbing Problems in Your Home

All kinds of plumbing problems can appear around your home. Many plumbing issues are minor and can be fixed with ease, but that doesn't mean you should just ignore them until you feel like it. When you notice a plumbing problem, it's important to do something about it as soon as you can. If it's a small issue, it's possible you could fix it yourself without having to get professionals to do it. But it's also useful to have plumbers you can contact if you need help. If you notice any of the following plumbing issues, take action to repair them as soon as you can.

Drips and Leaks

When you notice something dripping, it can be pretty annoying. Sometimes it doesn't go beyond that if it's dripping into a sink or drain. But if there's a drip or leak that's causing water to spread where it shouldn't, that could lead to further damage. Drips and leaks can sometimes be simple to repair. If you only need to tighten up a bolt or something similar, you might be able to do it yourself. However, sometimes you might need professional help to figure out what's causing the problem and how to fix it.

Slow Drains

When your drains aren't draining as quickly as they should, it's pretty frustrating. Whether it's the kitchen sink, your shower, or even an external drain, it stops you from using them properly and could lead to further problems. If there's a blockage, you might be able to clear it yourself. However, hiring drain cleaning services is often the best option. Using drain-unblocking chemicals too often isn't a great idea, and professional services can manually unblock your drains. When it comes to drain blockages, prevention is better than cure too. So keep your drains clear as much as possible if you want to prevent any problems.

Running Toilets

A toilet that won't stop running is really annoying. It's also a waste of water, driving up your water bill. Fortunately, it can be a pretty simple fix. When your toilet is continually running, you might just need to reset the toilet flush lever. However, if that doesn't fix it or the problem keeps happening, you might need to look for a better solution. If a part such as the flapper or fill valve is faulty, it can be fairly simple and inexpensive to replace yourself. But if you're not up to it, a plumber can get it done quickly too.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure results in unpleasant showers and lackluster experiences when you're doing anything from washing the dishes to using the garden hose. You might choose to put up with it if it's a known problem in your home or a temporary issue, but if low water pressure has come out of nowhere, it could indicate a bigger issue. The origin of the problem will depend on if you have low pressure everywhere or if it's isolated to one faucet.

Get these plumbing issues fixed quickly so you're not inconvenienced by problems around your home.


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