Three Most Common Faults in Plumbing and Ways to Fix

Homeowners must expect plumbing troubles. In addition to aged fixtures and typical wear and tear on plumbing equipment, how certain systems are used and maintained can cause complications.

 

Here are the three most common difficulties, causes, and solutions.

Slow or Clogged Drains

If drainage issues are not addressed quickly, they can cause health hazards and even plumbing disasters! Generally speaking:

⦁ The presence of one slow or clogged drain in a home usually indicates a limited issue. Typically, these drain clogs occur as a result of hair, soap, and other foreign objects that have simply built up in a drain over time. Routine drain cleaning may be the ideal solution to this problem!

⦁ Multiple slow or clogged drains are a warning sign that you may have sewer line issues. To avoid a sewage backup in your home, call a plumber whenever you notice multiple slow drains—especially if the problem begins with the drains in the lowest areas of your home!

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure makes any plumbing system difficult to use. To fix this, you must first determine the problem’s primary cause. So, first, check the water pressure in your hot and cold taps.

Decalcification of the aerator causes reduced water pressure. However, keep in mind that this plumbing issue can also be a symptom of more serious issues such as hidden water leaks in the home, clogged sewer lines, and pipe corrosion.

That is why it is critical to identify the issue before looking for a solution. If mineral deposits on the aerator are the primary problem, soak it in vinegar to clean it.

You can do the same with your showerhead. Simply disassemble it and clean any dirt or soap from it. Then, using a toothbrush soaked in vinegar, scrub and loosen mineral deposits.

After that, a toothpick or something similar can be used to remove any remaining deposits. Following that, soak the parts in vinegar overnight to dissolve any remaining deposits.

Leaky Pipes

You may not realize that your bathroom or kitchen pipes are leaking until they are thoroughly inspected. Nonetheless, it’s a common plumbing issue during the winter, when water can freeze and burst pipes.

You must act quickly since irrevocable harm may be done to your furnishings and floor. Regular inspections ensure long-term pipe repair or replacement, saving you time and money.

Pipes can now leak for a variety of reasons, including corrosion, excessive water pressure, stubborn clogging, and cracked pipes or seals. Regardless of the cause, you cannot ignore the problem because it will wreak havoc on your plumbing system and home.

However, if you lack the necessary skills, tools, and equipment to deal with the problem, contact a professional plumbing contractor to avoid further damage.

All of these concerns are easily avoidable and/or resolvable. Be aware of any warning signs your plumbing may be giving you about potential problems. When you need assistance,

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contact Gray Plumbing, and we will assist you in getting your plumbing system back up and running.

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