5 Common Plumbing Problems and Their Solutions

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No one likes to come home from work or wake up in the morning only to find that something is going on with the plumbing. Whether it’s a problem with the tap, or a something more serious, it will no doubt require an immediate fix.

We’re sharing five of the most common plumbing problems you could face, and some solutions to make them disappear.

1. Clogged Drains

Is there anything more frustrating than turning on a tap and quickly realizing that the water is not going where it should? There is never a good time to find out that you have clogged drains. This is a common plumbing problem with a number of causes.

Solution: Try your handy-dandy plunger to clear some of the blockage. If that doesn’t work, we recommend using Biosmart drain cleaner. Other drain cleaners use harsh chemicals that can damage your pipe and affect your water. Biosmart is a safer, environmentally-friendly option. If the problem persists, or the clogs are happening on a regular basis, that’s what we’re here for. We have a wide range of drain and sewer cleaning services.

2. Leaky Faucets

The constant melody of drip, drip, drip, drip is not only extremely annoying, but it wastes water and can drive up your bill if left unchecked. Leaky taps are a common plumbing problem that most people have gone through. Don’t worry, you aren’t alone.

These leaks happen most often from malfunctioning washers on the tap which on a good day will form a watertight seal. Over time they can dry out or become damaged, which causes the water to leak through.

Solution: While you can undertake the repair yourself, it can be difficult if you don’t have the proper tools and the right washers. We can get the job done quickly, and give you back that watertight seal and a blissfully silent faucet.

3. Constantly Running Toilets

Your toilet shouldn’t require a choreographed routine of jiggling and tapping to get it to flush properly. That can get annoying quickly, and we want your toilet to work properly just as much as you do.

There are a couple of possible explanations for why this is happening. A running toilet happens when water from the tank flows into the bowl continuously. This could be because of the flapper valve letting the water through, or an improperly balanced float, or a fill tube issue.

Solution: These things are relatively simple to fix at home with toilet repair kits, but only if you know how to do it properly. Incorrect installations and repairs could cause new, more serious issues. However, if you have properly replaced the offending parts and the toilet is still giving you grief, there might be a more serious issue that a professional should handle. Our experienced team can handle repairs and installations.

4. Low Water Pressure

Have you ever gotten into the shower and been greeted by a weak dribble of water? Low water pressure is a common plumbing problem that can be frustrating to deal with.

Low water pressure can be caused by a number of reasons, including a blocked shower head. While that may not seem like much, these things can drastically reduce your water pressure.

Having low water pressure could also be due to a leak in the pipes, a much more serious issue which could lead to water damage in your home.

Solution: Fixing low water pressure could be as simple as cleaning out your shower head or tap head, or in some cases replacing it. If you’ve tried that, and are still finding your water pressure on the weak side, contact us to come and fix the problem immediately.

5. Leaking Pipes

Seeing a puddle of water pooling under one of your pipes signals to most people a serious problem. Depending on how long the pipe has been leaking, it could be a costly repair.

Leaks most often occur around the joints of your pipes, and can create a real mess both before and during the repair.

Solution: This is a repair that is messy, and depending on the origin of the leak and how old your pipes are, it can become a bigger problem if it isn’t fixed right away. That is why we are available 24/7.

When In Doubt, Call Us

Whether it is a common plumbing problem or a more unique one, our focus is to make sure that we can fix your problem. If you are unsure about diagnosing a problem or making a repair on your own, call us at 403-287-8980. Our team of professionals are here to help you when you need it.

Are you interested in learning how to prevent common plumbing problems? We have plenty of information about that too.

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