Most of the homeowners have to waste gallons of water every day due to the ignorance of simple plumbing issues. Though simple yet it can become critical over time causing extensive damage to the property and possession. Even it will lead to the emergence of other plumbing issues as well which will be very expensive for you.
Hence, if you aware about the common issues from the very beginning then you may take the preventive measures to keep you plumbing system perfect and efficient in the long run. Some common plumbing issues you have to face regularly are mentioned below for your reference. Let’s have a look on them.
- Slow or Clogged Drains
In the very early stage you will face slow drains followed by an annoying gurgling sound. It indicates the slow conversion of slow drains into a clogged one. The main culprits of this worse issue are soap, scum, hair, dirt and solid food particles. Along with the completed clogged issue it can lead to other associated issue as well such as overflowing toilet and kitchen as well.
The probability of these associated issues is maximal as the blocked materials restrict the flow of water. Over time the blockages will get expanded. You can make use of a drain snake, plunger to deal with the issue. But once get severe you have to call a professional plumber in London to fix the issue for you so that the plumbing system can become normal again.
- Dripping Faucets
Do you experiencing a dripping faucet after turning off the taps for the last couple of days? It may arise due to the loosening of the rubber washer seal. May be it is happening due to the tearing and wearing down of the washers over time. You can remove the faucet to tighten the seal.
But still if the problem persists then you must call out for the local plumber to have a look on the issue to handle it in the right way. Otherwise, it can be the most annoying problem you have experienced so far. Not only it will spike up the water bill by wasting a large amount of water but also it will cause disturbance for a peaceful night’s sleep.
- Leaky Pipes
In contrary to a dripping faucet leaky pipes are more devastating and expensive as well. If you spend a lot of hours under the sink, you may notice the leak. Gradually on time it will lead to other severe issues such as water damage and dampness that can cost you more money.
Being the most regular issue, it is not too difficult to restore the fault rather can be a quite messy. So, it’s better for you to hire a professional to get the job done.
- Reduced Water Pressure
Flowing water contains minerals and it can get deposited anywhere within the pipes resulting in the restriction of the flow. As the deposition increases over time the flow and pressure will get reduced to a great extent raising several problems.
Even it may be prime cause to occur corroded or broken pipes at the same time. Nowadays, modern homes entertain the piping system of a specific material that will not let you to experience this common issue.
- Running Toilet
After flushing the toilet, the tank will obviously get filled with water. But it will lift the float which will stop the flow of water automatically after the tank gets filled. However, sometimes homeowners experience that water didn’t stop at all and it results in running toilet.
You must call your boiler immediately to fix the issue otherwise it can hike up your water bill by wasting gallons of water daily. Basically it occurs due to the deposition of sediment and hidden leaks.
- Clogged Toilet
Apart from the running toilet, you can experience the slowing toilet which leads to its complete blockage. This clearly depicts that there is a severe clog in the toilet drains usually caused by human waste or toilet papers.
A plunger can be your ideal assistance in dealing with this issue. If the clogs are too serious then you must hire a professional as well as local plumber to do the job for you!
- Inadequate Supply of Hot Water
If all of a sudden you find that your home is lacking from supply of hot water then, surely it’s must be a fault with your boiler system. Several reasons are there which can lead to the breakdown of your boiler system but you can relight its pilot light to determine the exact cause.
The issue can be regarding the thermostat at the same time. Even the sediment build up inside the tank can be main culprit of its breakdown. These cases must be left for the professional and you must call a Gas Safe engineer to account the issue immediately. Even get to know about the ways to take proper care of the boiler system.
- Blocked Garbage Disposal
When wrong food particles and debris is washed down the garbage disposal (such as bones, egg shells and peels of vegetables and fruits), it can create jam. Even a minor solid can resist the flow of running water that results in malfunctioning of the garbage disposal.
At that time you have to hit the reset button to restart it and ensure its proper function. However, jams can get severe too causing potential damage. During any such case, only a reliable professional can prevent the extensive damage by restoring it immediately.
Hence, while you are going to buy a house or planning for the plumbing system, be ready to bear a lot of plumbing issues on a daily basis. As you are now aware of the common faults, you can handle all these issues smartly.
On the other hand, 4D Heating and Plumbing is there with its trained team of plumbers to serve you their quality services in London for your every sort of plumbing issues. Call us today for the free quote.