Almost every homeowner has had to deal with a plumbing problem at least once, if not twice in their life. Many times it’s just a clogged toilet or a leaky faucet, but these can cause serious problems in the long run, so we’re here to tell you what common problems occur, how you can prevent them and what to do in case of a plumbing emergency.
Dripping or Leaky Faucet
A dripping faucet might not seem like a big deal at first, but hundreds of gallons of water is being wasted one drop at a time. Washers prevent water from leaking through as they provide a tight seal once the tap has been turned off. Over time, they can become torn or dislodged which allows the water to then trickle through, you can usually repair this yourself but if left long enough, you might need to call a plumber.
Toilets are known to run when the flapper valve that lets water pass doesn’t fit anymore and the float becomes unbalanced or loose. If you’ve managed to fix this and the problem still persists, then it’s best to call a professional and have them take a look.
If the water doesn’t swirl down your drain like it’s supposed too, then you may have a clog. In many, if not all cases, a plunger can do the job. If the water is still refusing to go down the drain, then it’s probably best to install a drain screen or call a plumber. Don’t delay or it could get worse.
If you are experiencing any of these problems, do not hesitate to give us a call and we will be happy to help! This goes for any queries or concerns you may be having as well!