Plumbing Woes: Your Guide to Tackling and Identifying Common Problems – As a homeowner, you will inevitably encounter issues with your plumbing system at some point. At Your Service Plumbing is here to help you navigate through these instances. While some problems require professional attention, homeowners can handle others.
Let’s dive into the top five common issues you can address with toilets, sinks, and faucets and the top three that warrant a call to your trusted plumber.
- Clogged drains: A universal issue, often a simple plunger or a plumber’s snake, can dislodge the obstruction. Remember, if the clog persists, don’t force it, as you might damage the pipes.
- Running toilets: If your toilet continuously runs, it may be due to a faulty flapper. Replacing the flapper is a straightforward task requiring only a trip to your local hardware store.
- Leaky faucets: That constant drip can be more than just annoying – it’s wasteful. Most leaks can be resolved by replacing the faucet’s cartridge or washer, an easy and affordable fix.
- Low water pressure: The aerator might be clogged if your faucet’s water flow is weaker than usual. You can easily unscrew, clean, and screw it back on.
- Slow drains: Sometimes, slow drains can be fixed by removing the pop-up stopper in the sink and clearing out any debris. Please do not use chemical drain openers in your plumbing system as they are harmful to you, your family, your plumber, and your plumbing system!
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While the problems above are relatively manageable, some scenarios necessitate professional intervention.
- Persistent leaks: If you’ve tried to fix a persistent leak, it may indicate a more significant problem. Professionals can identify and repair the source of the issue. Sometimes you may not know you have a leak as it is inside the wall – Learn more about our leak detection system. Meet Flo, the all-in-one security system for your home water. Protect your entire home from water damage and leaks, guaranteed.
- Low water pressure throughout the house: If it’s not a simple aerator issue and the problem is house-wide, it could be a sign of severe pipe damage or blockage.
- Sewer system backup: Unpleasant smells, multiple drain clogs, and water pooling around drains are all signs of a potential sewer system backup. This situation demands immediate professional attention due to health hazards and potential home damage.
Remember, while DIY solutions can solve minor issues, feel free to call At Your Service Plumbing when in doubt at (253) 448-8178. We are here to help keep your plumbing system running smoothly and efficiently.
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