For most homeowners, any plumbing problem results in an immediate headache. Without proper training and knowledge in the field, most homeowners feel overwhelmed and frustrated by even the minor plumbing issue. Here’s a look at four common plumbing problems homeowners faces.
A common annoyance that you will encounter at some point in your home is a leaky faucet. Washers located in the faucet will wear out and will allow for some water to leak through. This can result in anything from a slow drip to a constant trickle of water. Washers are easily replaceable, and their lives can be extended by not turning off faucets with too much force.
Slow Or Clogged Drains
If you find yourself with slow or clogged drains, chances are there is a problem in your pipes. Plumbers typically recommend that you keep the sink and shower drains clean and clear by pouring a small amount of baking soda followed by one cup of vinegar down them twice a month. This also works for clearing clogged sinks as well. If this doesn’t work, try to unplug the drain and then use a plunger to remove any clogs from the pipes.
Leaking Or Clogged Toilets
A leaking toilet can cause serious damage if not repaired correctly. Water can get into your walls and floors and wreak havoc on your home. A leaking toilet can also add more than $100 to your water bill. A clogged toilet can be just as big of a problem. Clogs can occur for several reasons and need to be addressed so that you can get the toilet back in action. Both leaks and clogs in your toilet can be fixed rather easily. Just use caution when doing so.
Garbage Disposal Won’t Work
Another common plumbing problem is a garbage disposable that doesn’t work. You turn the switch, and nothing happens. If you hear a hum, your motor is working. It just can’t run because of an obstruction. Therefore, you need to find the obstruction and remove it. If the issue prolongs, you may need to call a professional. You can avoid your garbage disposal backing up by watching what you put into it. Things like banana peels and potato skins can stop your disposal almost immediately. Put those and like items into your regular garbage or some kind of compost if available.
While plumbing problems can be a hassle, most of them are minor and can be addressed easily. Knowing what steps to take for the repairs for these four common plumbing problems will help save you time and money. Fixxer Company Plumbing is here to solve your plumbing dilemmas. For more information, contact us today.