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As you lie down to sleep, imagine yourself hearing some unusual sounds from your toilet. And what you see in the bathroom is a nightmare. A clogged toilet

Plumbing problems are a frequent cause of concern for most homeowners. They can occur anytime, anywhere. Some may show a few symptoms while others just happen without any prior notice. But when plumbing problems occur, they can create a havoc in your house, disrupt your routine and can be a serious cause of concern for the entire family.

Let’s take a look at 5 worst plumbing problems and how to fix them. Though there are a lot more than 5 plumbing disasters that can occur in homes but we have picked the 5 worst ones. With this information handy, you might be able to prevent these problems but you would surely know what do in case you face any of the following plumbing problems.


As surprising as might appear, a small leak anywhere in your home is probably the worst of all plumbing problems. It can lead to higher water bills, can pose a threat to the electrical system in the house, can damage an appliance and can result in structural damage in the house. Surely this plumbing problem needs immediate attention.

The most important thing when it comes to leaks is to identify them. One of the most obvious signs of leakage is a pool of water around the pipe. In case of leakage in the walls or under the floor, you will notice wet spots on your wall and floor. And as soon as you notice evidence of leakage, you need to act fast because with leakage, every minute counts. It is a given that leakages are not a self-correcting problem so the longer you wait, the higher the risk of damage.

How to Fix it?

Without adequate knowledge, there is no way you can fix a leak. Even if you have the expertise to shut off the water supply, you will have to see services of a professional plumber to fix a leak. Here is how to go about the situation.

  • As soon as you notice a leakage in any of your plumbing fixture, identify the water supply
  • Turn off the water supply (most homeowners know about the water supply valve and it is fairly easy to turn it off, but in case you don’t know, make sure you ask the plumber about it the next time they visit your home) and...
  • Call an experienced professional plumber

Water Backflow

Another worst plumbing problem is water backflow. This happens when the contaminated sewage water enters drinking water supply. In most cases, it is possible to prevent backflow simply by installing a backflow prevention device. However, in case this device is not installed properly, it can lead to this serious plumbing problems.

How to Fix it?

As soon as you experience this problem at your home, call a professional plumber. They have the skills and equipment to check whether your existing backflow prevention device is working properly or not. In case, it is damaged and is not working properly, only a professional can guide you need to repair or replace your backflow prevention device. There are many types of backflow prevention devices that can help resolve your problem but only a professional plumber can help you make the right decision.

Sewer Blockages

Sewer lines can be disgusting. And when these lines get blocked, there is a good chance that the stuff inside sewer lines may flow back into your home. This is perhaps one of worst plumbing problems that ever homeowner wants to avoid. But given that tree roots, internal and external pressure in the pipes, foreign objects or movement of the land can lead to sewer line blockage, this is a serious plumbing problem.

How to Fix it?

Unlike a clogged drain, there is no way you can fix sewer blockage on your own. As soon as you notice signs of blocked sewer line which includes smelly toilets, unusual sounds from your toilet or accumulation of sewage, call a professional plumber.


Another common yet one of the worst plumbing problems is clogging. Almost every homeowner has experienced this problem at some point in their lives. Whether it is your kitchen drain that is clogged with food, grease and soap or your bathroom drain that is loaded with soap, hair and shampoo, clogs can be a nightmare. From slow moving drains to drains being completely stagnant, clogs can disrupt the normal life at home.

How to Fix it?

It is recommended that you keep a drain plunger at home. You can easily find a plunger DIY shop or homestore. In case clogging is a recurrent problem in your home, it is best to call a plumber. Using specialized techniques, a plumber can help you get rid of clogged drains and pipes once and for all.

Slab Leaks

Slab leaks are difficult to detect but once you find them, they need immediate attention. A slab leak is often a result of cracked water or sewer lines. It might also be a result of corrosion or movement of your concrete slab foundation. But regardless of the cause, a slab leak can slowly damage the foundation of your home or building.

How to Fix it?

As soon as you notice a drastic increase in your water bills even when there is no change in water consumption and/or wet spots on your floor or carpet, without wasting nay time, call a professional plumbers. Since identifying and repairing slab leaks require professional knowledge and skills, most homeowners are unable to detect and fix a slab leak.

Calling Professional Plumbers for Help

Plumbing problems come in different shapes and sizes and if you experience one in your home, don’t worry, call professional plumbers at Mesa Plumbing. Our experienced plumbing professionals can solve all sorts of plumbing problems in no time. Whether your pipes leak during the week or over the weekend, -our trained technicians are just a call away. To schedule an appointment, visit our website or call now at 480-832-1660.

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