Blog5 Plumbing problems and how to solve them

April 22, 2020by admin0
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Plumbing issues come in all sorts of shape and size, from the relatively minor and inexpensive to a sewer system back up. Below, we discuss some 5 problems where plumbing is involved. The most common plumbing problems are clogged drains and toilets, leaky faucets and pipes, hot water system, low water pressure, and a running toilet. Each of these issues requires a different solution that we will cover below.

  1. Dripping faucets

It is hard to find someone who hasn’t experienced this problem since it’s the most common one. It’s not only irritating but also a waste of water which can push your bill high and cost you a lot of money. The faucet can drip away hundreds of gallons over the year.

Dripping faucets are much caused by an internal washer that has become stiff, torn, worn or dislodged.

How to fix the problem

Fixing the problem is often achievable by the average householder when they have access to the right tool like;

  • C wrench
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Penetrating oil such as CRC
  • Replacement washer and O-rings
  1. Clogged bath or Shower Drain

Sinks and baths generally get blocked up by clogs of soap or hair. The use of a plunger can help to clear the blockage. The problem generally gets bigger when not dealt with on time.

How to fix the problem

  • Adding petroleum jelly to the edge of the suction will improve the seal.
  • Vigorously plunging.
  • Ensuring there is enough water in the shower so that the end of the plunger is submerged.
  1. Clogged Toilet
  • This occurs when the toilet bowl fills up and it doesn’t drain away. The blockage is normally caused by a mixture of paper and human waste.

How to fix the problem

  • By use of a plunger.
  • A sewer snake or drain auger can be used to loosen up the blockage.
  • Soap Dish is also helped full when unclogging a toilet.
  1. Running Toilet

Up to 200 gallons of water can be lost each day making this problem to be very costly. The faulty flapper valve is the most common culprit since it controls the water that passes through the tank to the bowl.

Sediments affecting the flashing and filling can also bring about this effect

How to fix the problem

  • Having a toilet repair kit will be the solution to this problem.
  • Doing toilet troubleshooting witch involved testing the Flapper.
  • Removing and replacing an old toilet fill valve.
  1. Leaky pipes
  • It can be more than just a nuisance since they can cause damage to furniture and floors and the dampness can encourage cockroaches. They often occur at the pipe joints.

How to fix the problem

  • Having Tape, compounds and fillers can often provide a temporary fix but for something more permanent, replacing a piece of pipe or the related fitting can be of more help.
  • Also, you can follow the following procedure
  • Shut off the water supply to your home.
  • Turn on the faucets connected to the pipe to drain them.
  • Dry the leaking are on the pipe.

If you have plumbing problems Pratt Plumbers provide reliable plumbing service to correct your issues.

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