Common Plumbing Repairs

Plumbing Repairs can become costly and time-consuming if they are delayed.
Each day, we use our plumbing systems countless times. From our sinks, bathtubs, showers and washing machines, all of these appliances are reliant on being maintained consistently. While some plumbing fixes can be simple, others can be a burden to resolve on your own. Plumbing repairs such as clogged drains and leaks will require professional attention. A plumbing professional can provide you with the required plumbing repairs that you need before your plumbing problems get worse.

What are the most common plumbing repairs?

The majority of plumbing problems occur in fixtures that you use on the daily. These common repairs consist of:

Dripping faucets:

  • Dripping faucets can be annoying but simple to resolve. A dripping faucet can skyrocket your water bill as hundreds of water gallons are wasted per year. This indicates that dripping faucets may seem like a minor issue at first, however it can create costly expenses for those that delay its repair. 
  • You may be wondering, what causes a dripping faucet? Dripping faucets are caused by worn-out tap washers. Tap washers prevent water from going out of the faucet once a tap is shut off. However, these washers can wear out, tear and stiffen, resulting in a dripping faucet. Washers can be replaced by yourself, however it is not an easy fix without the necessary tools. If you do not have the required tools, it is best to contact a plumbing professional to fix your washers. 
  • Some sinks do not have washers and instead use ceramic plates to form a seal. These taps are called disc or canister taps and they are more difficult to fix over a washer. If you have a ceramic tap, it is best to call a plumbing professional for repairs.

Low Water Pressure:

  • Low water pressure is commonly due to a build-up of debris on a faucet aerator. When water enters your pipes, it contains dissolved minerals that can collect onto metal surfaces. These minerals can be removed using a water filter system, without a system however they will only block screens and lower your water pressure. Other causes of low water pressure are due to damage in your pipes or a break in the main line going to your home. 
  • You can fix your water pressure by removing the aerator, faucet or showerhead and soaking it in a vinegar solution for an extended period. Many kitchen aerators can be easily removed, while bathroom faucets and showerheads may be more difficult to remove. If you attempt this method and your water pressure remains low, then you likely have a leak in the pipes going to your home from the main sewer line. This leakage can potentially damage your home’s foundation if it is not repaired quickly. You should call a plumbing professional from our team as soon as possible for repair.
Low water pressure can affect nearly all of the fixtures in your home.

Running Toilet

  • Running toilets are a common plumbing problem. When a toilet’s flapper valve is incorrectly fitted and lets water pass through from the tank to the bowl endlessly. Then, the float or fill tube of the toilet loosens up due to this. This results in a running toilet.
  • To repair a running toilet, you can utilize a low-effort toilet repair kit on your own or call in a plumbing professional for repair. In some cases, a running toilet could be more complex, indicating a silent leak. A silent leak occurs even after you have replaced the flapper, fill tube and float apparatus of your toilet. In this case, you can attempt to add a couple of food colouring droplets to the upper tank and wait for up to 20 minutes. Following this, if you see tinted tank water, this indicates that your flapper valve is not functioning effectively. Call a plumbing professional as soon as possible for repair if this is the case.

Leaky Pipes

  • Leaking pipes can be a headache to deal with. Leaks typically occur due to faulty pipe joints. Replacing a pipe joint can be difficult and expensive to fix if it is not done correctly. This is why we recommend that you call a plumber to fix your pipes joints. To fix a leak, we use tools to permanently fix your joints and stop your leakages.
Leaking pipes can waste hundreds of gallons of water per year.

Clogged Drains

  • Clogged drains indicate that water is struggling to drain down your sink. In minor cases you can use a plunger or a drain cleaner to resolve a clog. However, if they fail to work, this indicates that your pipes have a blockage and potential damage. If your clog is frequent and severe, you should call a plumbing professional as soon as possible. We will unclog your drain before it becomes a major threat to your plumbing system.
Clogged Drains are largely caused due to a pipe blockage.

How can you prevent future plumbing repairs?

You may be wondering, how can I prevent plumbing emergencies in the future? There is one significant way that you can take to counter plumbing emergencies before they worsen. This method is:

How can you prevent future plumbing repairs?

  • The most effective way to avoid plumbing repairs is by creating a plumbing maintenance schedule. By periodically allocating a certain amount of time to professional maintenance, you can counter plumbing issues in their early stages. Smaller problems such as hidden leaks, small tree roots in pipes can become costly damages. However, by addressing them before they get worse, you can avoid time-consuming repairs. Plumbing maintenance makes it easy for you to track and resolve plumbing problems before they turn into severe expenses.
  • On your own, you could also monitor your fixtures regularly. By checking your sinks, tubs, showers and pipes regularly, you can be aware of the condition of these fixtures. If you notice any leaks, corrosion or sign of moisture on your pipes, you should contact a plumbing professional as soon as possible for a plumbing repair.

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