Residential Plumbing Problems-What You Need to Know

Residential plumbing problems are a common thing for home owners. It is important to deal with these problems as soon as possible. These problems include; dripping faucets, leaking pipes and plugged sinks or toilets. Ensure that you turn off your water valve for water spraying everywhere will result into a big mess. We will look at these problems in detail.

Dripping faucets

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Faucets that drip water need to be immediately attended to, for it is just a matter of time before water starts to actually run from the pipes. In case it’s your hot water faucet, you will have an added expense to your utility bill for energy is used to heat water. Yet you have not included the cost of fixing the pipe.

A dripping faucet is as a result of a worn out washer.  Water gets through the edges of the washer that is worn out, leading to drips and leaks. Replacing the worn out washer will do the trick.

There are many types of washers for your sink available. Therefore, if you have not replaced this washer before, remove the old one and take it to the plumbing store. As a result you will be able to get the right washer. There are different types of washers these include;

  • Cartridge
  • Modular
  • Ball springs or a
  • Combination of washer/ seat/stem washer.

Plugged sinks or toilets

A plunger is one of the must have equipment for your bathroom. This is because; overflows from your toilet can damage your floor. Plunging the toilet can unclog it, but in cases where your toilet is still clog contact a plumber in order to fix the problem.

Clumps of hair build up tend to clog your sink and shower drains. Therefore, it is necessary to occasionally remove the hair build up. You can also use little nets that are like stopper to catch the hair.

Leaking pipes

Leaks from your faucets usually occur from your faucet’s handle base. Hence, you will need to replace the metal nuts or rubber O-ring. Leaks can also occur in the pipes, if it’s at the joints, tightening the pipes may help. If the leaking persists, get yourself sealant to fix the problem.