3 Plumbing Problems To Be Aware Of
Over time, fittings and fixtures in the home are sure to start showing signs of wear and tear - and you’re bound to have to get the toolbox out from time to time to fix a few issues here and there.
That’s why it’s important to know some of the more common problems that can arise so you can take immediate action… and so you know when you are likely to need to call out emergency plumbers instead of dealing with the issues yourself.
Leaking taps are a very common occurrence and they are not only annoying but can also push your water bills up if you’re not careful. Check the washers under the sink to see if they’ve become worn, stiff or dislodged.
Sinks draining slowly can also become problematic over time, especially if you’re not careful with washing food down the drain. Always make sure you scrape waste fat into the bin and never wash your coffee granules down the sink, as these can lead to blockages quite quickly.
You can solve blockages by using a plunger or using a chemical clog remover, but for very stubborn blockages you will likely need to have a professional plumber come and take a look.
It’s possible that you’ll experience low water pressure at some point as well, especially if you live in an older property. This can be caused by leaking pipes that have corroded over time, or a buildup of sediment on the aerators. Give these a good soak in some cleaning fluid and warm water to see if that solves the problem.