What Are the Most Common Plumbing Problems?by Bricks Agent Cloud-based Property Management Platform
According to researchers, homeowners will on average need the services of a professional plumber at least once every three years. However, people who own older houses might need to hire a plumber as often as once a year. If your home is newly built and your plumbing system is new, you might not need a plumber for more than three years.
We all know that there are a lot of different types of plumbing issues. Whenever our pipe system or our bathroom appliances are not functioning properly, we tend to ask ourselves whether we are dealing with a common problem or not. An experienced and qualified plumber will be able to fix a wide range of issues, from simple and common to very complicated, so you should always hire a professional when you are not sure what you are dealing with.
These are the most common plumbing issues that homeowners deal with on a regular basis:
A leaky pipe - Leaky pipes are a plumbing issue that will happen more often during winter when the temperatures are below zero. However, it is not uncommon to deal with leaky pipes when it’s warm outside as well. A pipe will generally start to leak around the joints, so you should keep an eye out for damp spots on the ceiling or on the floor. You should know that a leaky pipe can cause quite a lot of damage to a house, especially if it’s not detected fast enough. If you think you might have a leaky pipe, you should have it fixed right away in order to avoid any severe damage to your house.
A dripping faucet - Dripping faucets are very common plumbing issues that get ignored for a long time before being fixed. Ignoring a dripping faucet is not a good idea because you are wasting water and money. There are a lot of drip calculators online where you can check and see exactly how much money you are wasting by not fixing a dripping faucet. If you are planning to fix the faucet yourself, make sure you have all the tools that you need before you start working on it. However, we recommend that you hire a professional plumber.
A running toilet - Just like a dripping faucet, a running toilet is also a hole in your budget. By ignoring a running toilet you are also wasting about 200 gallons of water per day. If you are ignoring this issue because you don’t know how to fix it, you should hire a professional plumber. If the plumbing issue is not severe, a plumber will probably only charge a small fee. In any case, you will save a lot of money on water.
Low water pressure - A lot of people who live in old houses will at some point go through water pressure issues. The main reasons behind having low water pressure are blocked shower heads, clogged pipes, or hidden leaks. However, there might be other reasons for having low water pressure, so you should talk to a qualified plumber.
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