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Common Plumbing Problems Every Homeowner Faces

by Kevin Smith Author

The good news is plumbing problems in Alpharetta, GA are not unique to that locale! The bad news is most of the plumbing problems a homeowner will ever face are fairly common, wherever there is plumbing. Here are the 3 most common problems and what can be done about them.

Dripping Faucets

This issue is one of the most common and can be experienced with every faucet on your property. It is easy to ignore a dripping faucet, but that eventually will make the leak issue worse. It also wastes water which increases your water bill. In extreme cases, the extra costs can range from dozens to hundreds of dollars a month.

Leaky faucets are fairly easy to repair and for anyone even slightly handy, usually can be accomplished by the homeowner. If you are not handy or do not feel comfortable taking apart a faucet, you should call a technician and get to leak addressed. It isn’t easy and inexpensive fix in just about every circumstance.

Slow or Clogged Drains

Slowed or clogged drains are another common plumbing problem. Slowing or clogging can be caused by anything from foreign debris being dropped into the piping, They build up from waste or hard water or as often is the case hair collecting and forming an obstacle to free water flow.

Most plumbing companies advise against using commercial drain cleaners because of the abrasive chemicals they utilize. The best approach to clearing and obstruction or clog is to call your plumber.

Running Toilets

This is another common plumbing problem that can be remedied fairly easy by the homeowner if they have a basic level of handiness. Most often, The guts of the toilet have to be replaced. If you are not comfortable doing that by yourself, call a plumber.

Low Water Pressure

Many older homes experience low water pressure for a number of reasons. You may need to replace your shower heads or there could be a hidden leak somewhere in your inflow system. Another common cause is, if you have hard water, a mineral buildup that is obstructing the inflow.

You should start by replacing your shower heads and if that does not improve your water pressure situation, contact your plumber. They will perform a number of inspections and tests that will identify the most likely common cause for your water pressure issues.

Most plumbing problems are not all that unique. In fact, plumbing problems in Alpharetta, GA, are generally as everywhere else. The good news is most of the most common problems are easily fixed whether the homeowner fixes them or they call for a plumbing service.


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