Most Common Residential Plumbing Problems

As a homeowner, one of the responsibilities that now falls on you is your plumbing and any problems that come along with it. While it’s very likely that many of us forget about how important our household plumbing is until there’s a problem, there are always professionals out there who can help you with a variety of problems. Let’s take a look at some of the most common plumbing problems that homeowners face.

Leaky Faucets 

This frequent problem is one that seems so small that many homeowners tend to put it off. The major problem is that putting it off for a week tends to turn into a few months. All those drops add up to a large quantity of water wasted and money owed on your water bill.

Dripping Pipes 

Just as your faucets tend to leak, so can your pipes. Dripping tends to occur at the joints and will create wet spots on the ceiling and ground. Water damage is a very costly problem in a home. If you noticed your pipes are starting to leak, even the slightest bit, it’s time to call a professional to get them fixed.

Running Toilets 

We’ve all heard that sound of a running toilet that just doesn’t ever seem to stop. This should highlight in your brain that there’s a problem that needs to be fixed. That open toilet valve can actually leak three to five gallons of water per minute. That accounts to over 4,000 gallons of water wasted per day. That’s a costly water bill for water that you are not even using.

Clogged Sewer Lines 

Mother nature cannot be so nice from time to time, especially when roots grow into your sewer lines. These roots can end up clogging your sewer line over time and require a professional sewer line repair. You should know where your sewer lines run and do your best to plant trees and bushes far away from them.

Low Water Pressure 

There’s nothing worse than having shampoo in your hair and all of a sudden, the showerhead starts pumping out water at a much lower pressure. This low water pressure can be a result of a few factors. The most obvious would be a problem with the municipal water supply, such as a main line leak. If your neighbors have good pressure, then it’s more likely a problem with your pipes.

Overtime your pipes can accumulate a buildup of sediment. This sediment can get caught on metal surfaces, such as the inner aerators of your showerhead or clogging screen. This results in a much slower flow of water out of the faucet or head.

These are just a handful of the many problems that can arise with residential plumbing. As a homeowner, it’s likely you will experience at least one, if not many of these problems. We highly advise you to keep the number of a good plumbing company on hand for when you run into problems the require a professional hand.