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24 December, 2022

5 Common Plumbing Problems and How to Fix Them

24 December, 2022

 

Plumbing issues can be a major inconvenience, but fortunately, many of them are easy to fix on your own. Here are five common plumbing problems and how to fix them:

 

1. Clogged drain. A clogged drain is one of the most common plumbing problems. It can be caused by a variety of things, including hair, soap scum, and grease. To fix a clogged drain, start by using a plunger to try to clear the blockage. If that doesn't work, you can try taking the pipes apart to find if the blockage is located in the trap. If these methods don't work, you may need to call a professional plumber.

2. Leaky faucet. A leaky faucet can be a nuisance and can also waste a lot of water. To fix a leaky faucet, you will need to identify the cause of the leak. It could be a worn-out washer, a damaged gasket, or a worn out cartridge which may appear discolored or rusty. Once you have identified the cause of the leak, you can either replace the faulty part or tighten it up if it is loose.

3. Running toilet. A running toilet can waste a lot of water and drive up your water bill. To fix a running toilet, you will need to identify the cause of the problem. It could be a faulty flapper valve, a problem with the fill valve, or a problem with the flush handle. Once you have identified the cause of the problem, you can either replace the faulty part or tighten it up if it is loose.

4. Low water pressure. Low water pressure can be a nuisance, especially when you are trying to take a shower or wash dishes. To fix low water pressure, you will need to identify the cause of the problem. It could be a clogged pipe, a faulty valve, or a problem with the water main. Once you have identified the cause of the problem, you can either clear the clog, replace the faulty part, or call a professional plumber if the problem is with the water main.

5. Water heater issues. Water heater issues can range from not enough hot water to a faulty heating element. To fix a water heater issue, you will need to identify the cause of the problem. It could be a faulty thermostat, a problem with the heating element, or a problem with the tank. Once you have identified the cause of the problem, you can either replace the faulty part or call a professional plumber if the problem is with the tank.

By understanding these common plumbing problems and how to fix them, you can save yourself time and money and keep your plumbing running smoothly. Want to avoid the headache and hassle of doing the work yourself? If you're looking for local quality workmanship that you can rely on and trust, and a name you know to call when faced with pricey and unexpected plumbing issues, then hiring a NAPA certified technician from Peps Plumbing may be just what the plumber ordered. Call us today at (440)-724-5743 or visit us online at www.pepsplumbing.com to learn more.

Jaiden

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