What Are Your Home’s Most Common Plumbing Problems?

Water-related problems are some of the most annoying things that can happen to your home. You want to come home to a steaming hot shower after a hard day’s work, but the water pressure is barely stronger than a trickle. You want to get a good night’s sleep, but the sound of the running toilet drives you batty. You look at your water bill in shock because a leaky faucet has wasted countless gallons of water throughout the month.

Some plumbing problems can be solved on your own, with a bit of elbow grease and DIY skill. Others require the work of a professional plumber to repair the issue or install a replacement fixture that works like it should.

At Faucet Fix, these are the most common plumbing problems that our clients usually experience:

Leaky faucet

Although the sound of water dripping is easy to ignore during the daytime, at night that telltale drip can drive you crazy. Besides being annoying, it is going to cost you big time once that utility bill arrives. Then you’ll have two things keeping you up at night: worry and the sound of dripping water!

Running toilet

Ever heard the sound of water constantly filling up in the tank? That’s a running toilet and that’s your precious dollars going down the drain. It is a huge waste of water and your hard-earned money, yet this problem can be fixed by a plumber. This is usually a result of an internal leak and needs to be attended to by a professional plumber.

Clogged drains

Ask most homeowners, and the most annoying water-related problem is usually a slow or clogged drain. This results in a bowl full of water that just won’t drain. Usually a drain is clogged because items that should not have entered the drain (coffee grounds, grease, maybe even a kid’s toy) are blocking drainage. Once the draining process becomes noticeably slow, call in a plumber to look at it. As a preventative measure, regular use of Bio-Clean will keep drains flowing. Faucet Fix is a distributor.

Some of these problems have DIY fixes and easy preventative tips (ie: don’t pour bacon grease down the drain or flush sanitary products down the toilet!). However in all instances your best bet is to call a professional plumber in the Ottawa area like Faucet Fix to evaluate the problem and recommend the best solution.

Leaky pipes

This issue commonly occurs in the kitchen, but it can also be a problem with the bathroom plumbing system which is a major concern. Leaks usually happen around joints so if you notice a wet spot around the corners, then heads up! Leaky pipes are definitely something you want to address ASAP so you don’t come home after a weekend getaway to find your belongings soaked or your basement flooded.

Low water pressure

Imagine this: you turn on your shower for a quick shower and are in a hurry but there is water merely trickling. Wouldn’t that just drive you mad? This could probably be corrosion in the pipes, a leak, the showerhead needs to be cleaned or replaced altogether. A licensed plumber would be able to track the real source of the problem.

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