The Top 5 Common Plumbing Issues

There’s a lot that can happen to your plumbing, but some problems tend to pop up more than others. If you want to know which plumbing problems you’re likely to run into time and again, then you should take a look at this list of plumbing woes.

Slow Drains

Slow drains are one of the most common plumbing issues that homeowners can experience. Most drain clogs can be attributed to hair, oils and other debris that builds up within the drain. A sluggish drain can also be a sign that something’s going on with other parts of your plumbing or sewer/septic system.

Leaky Pipes

A leaking pipe can not only rob you of your hard-earned water, but it can also make a mess of your home. It’s not unusual for a leaky pipe to cause significant amounts of water damage, especially if the problem goes ignored for a long period of time.

Although pipe leaks can happen at any time of the year, they tend to occur more frequently during the cold winter months. Long-term corrosion, poorly fitted joints and accidental damage can also cause pipe leaks.

Dripping Faucets

A dripping faucet might seem like a minor inconvenience, but he can have major effects on your annual water costs. Even the smallest faucet leak could set you back roughly $20 in added utility expenses per year. Eliminating this source of waste is usually a simple matter of repairing a worn-out O-ring or valve, so it pays to have your plumber take care of this issue as soon as it pops up.

Overflowing Toilet

If you’re not careful about what you flush down the drain, it could come back to haunt you in the form of an overflowing toilet. Fortunately, this all-too-common plumbing problem can be prevented simply by avoiding items that shouldn’t be in your toilet in the first place. These include sanitary napkins, disposable wet wipes and paper towels.

Low Water Pressure

Water pressure issues are another common occurrence in many homes, especially older homes with less robust plumbing systems. There are plenty of reasons why your home could experience low water pressure, from something as simple as a clogged showerhead to a major problem such as a break in the water main.

If you're looking for a new plumbing expert, contact Pritchard Wilson today!

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