Most people don’t give two thoughts to the plumbing system that keeps their home running; that is, until there is a problem with the plumbing that keeps that system from flowing freely like it should. When it comes to the plumbing in your home, there are several things that can go wrong. It is important that you understand what some of these problems look like and know how to avoid them in the first place. Absolute P&M Services is here to talk about the most common plumbing repairs that we run into.
Clogged Toilet & Drains
By far, the most common problems that homeowners run into with their plumbing system are clogged drains and clogged toilets. What many homeowners don’t take seriously enough is what they are putting down their drains and flushing down their toilets. When it comes to clogs in the sink or showers of your home, it is usually hair that is the issue. In the toilet, many people flush items and products that shouldn’t even make its ways to your toilet. It is important to remember that your toilet shouldn’t replace your trash can. Aside from waste and toilet paper, you shouldn’t be flushing anything else down the toilet.
While leaking pipes can become a plumbing emergency, most of the leaking faucets and pipes that people experience is easily cleaned up. For the most part, it can be easy to locate a leak because you can literally see it dripping out of the pipes. Unless you have a leak that is behind the walls of your home, you can spot them fairly quickly. Many leaking pipes are unavoidable, but there are times that homeowners cause the problem. You should avoid crowding the area underneath the sink. When you are trying to fit items that simply don’t fit under the sink, it can cause seals to get broken and leaks to start.
Water Heater Troubleshooting
If you don’t have hot water when you need it, it is usually an emergency. You should also be checking in on your water heater pretty regularly to ensure there aren’t any leaks as well. If you notice that you have discolored water coming from your faucets, leaking around your water heater or no hot water, you will need the help of a plumbing professional to get to the bottom of the problem.
Low Water Pressure
When you aren’t getting the water pressure you need in your home, it can be frustrating. Sometimes, low water pressure can be the result of a broken or leaking water main, a leak that is within your home or mineral and sediment build up in your faucets or shower heads. If you are having low water pressure issues, it is important that you find out the cause as soon as possible.