Plumbing issues can arise in all sorts of shapes and sizes. From dripping faucets and pipe leakage to a sewer system backup, they can cause severe structural damage to your house or the entire building. Many people tend to ignore an issue assuming that it will go away on its own; however, it may become a major issue within the plumbing system.
Common Plumbing Problems List
Here is the list of the most common plumbing problems:
1. Dripping Faucets
The most common plumbing issues include a dripping faucet in the bathroom, resulting in wasting hundreds of gallons of water per week. Moreover, it can push up your water bills and cost you extra dollars every month. It may occur due to the damage within the internal washer and may require an experienced plumber to resolve the issue. If you do not have any prior experience, it is best to turn off the water supply to the dripping faucet and contact a professional plumbing company to look into it.
2. Slow Draining Sink
A blockage within the draining sink may result in restricting the water flow. Your kitchen sink may get clogged over time with bits of food containing congealed fat. Similarly, your bathroom sink is likely to contain knotted hair and soap residues. You can clear your clogged sink with a plunger while pouring baking soda and vinegar down the drain. However, in some cases, the problem may worsen, and you may require the help of a professional plumber to open the drain.
3. Clogged Bath or Shower Drain
Like a slow draining bathroom sink, your bath and shower drains are prone to get blocked with hair strands and soap residue. In such cases, you can clear up the blockage with a plunger and dissolve a cup of vinegar in baking soda to clean up the drain. You can also use a drain guard to catch the hair to prevent clogging issues in your bath and shower drains.
4. Clogged Toilet
Your toilet bowl can fill up at times and may not drain away due to a clog in the system. It may occur due to a mixture of human waste, and paper towels flushed into the toilet. A plunger may come in handy to fix the clog; however, in some cases, it may require you to seek a professional plumber to open the drain.
5. Faulty Water Heater
Sometimes, you may realize that the water suddenly turns cold in the shower despite using a water heater at home. It can indicate multiple issues that may result in damaging the water heater. A buildup of sediment in the tank or the faulty thermostat may cause the heater to flow cold water, leading to damage within your water heater. Therefore, you must contact plumbing services near your home to resolve this issue.
6. Low Water Pressure
If you notice water trickling out the faucet instead of gushing, it may indicate low water pressure. This problem can occur due to many issues, including leaking pipes that have become worn out, broken, or corroded with time. Similarly, your showerhead is likely to release water with low pressure due to a buildup of sediment or mineral deposits on the aerators. You can soak up the aerator in vinegar to remove the buildup of dirt and debris within the showerhead. However, if it does not resolve the low water pressure in the shower, you should consider replacing the showerhead to restore the water pressure.
7. Jammed Garbage Disposal
Your garbage disposal can jam and may not dispose of bits of food such as potato peels and cornhusks despite running water through them. Instead of trying harder to drain the garbage buildup, hit the reset button. However, if it doesn’t work out, you need to contact a well-trained plumber to open it up.
8. Leaky Pipes
Your leaky pipes can result in dampness and damage to the furniture and floor, which may invite cockroaches into your house. It is most likely due to the water coming out of pipe joints which can be taped and filled for a temporary fix. However, it may require you to replace the fittings or the pipe to resolve the leakage. Calling a professional plumber can help you get rid of the leaky pipes within a few hours.
9. Sewer System Backup
Your sewer system may contain backups leading to a smelly, unhygienic, and inconvenient environment within your plumbing system. In addition, it may cost thousands of dollars to fix the issue. Multiple drains and issues within the toilet system are likely to cause a bad odor of human waste that can not be fixed without prior experience or knowledge about the plumbing system. Therefore, a budget-friendly professional plumbing company can fix the issue without putting a dent in your wallet.
If you notice any issue within your plumbing system, contact Mesa Plumbing Company to restore your plumbing system at an affordable rate.