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Plumbing Problems That Can Be Easily Avoided

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The biggest mistake that is made regarding plumbing is that people assume that there is nothing that you can do to prevent plumbing problems. This is entirely not true. Many of the most common and irritating plumbing issues can be avoided and prevented.

Clogged Drains

All of the drains in your home including your shower, kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and toilet can clog due to a variety of items. Clogs in the kitchen are caused by small pieces of food, grease, fat, and coffee grounds. In the bathroom, they’re mainly caused by soap scum, hair, and flushing improper items down the toilet. Kids can also have a hand in the clogs by flushing things they’re not supposed to, like toys and other items.

To fix the problem, start out by using your plunger to loosen the clog and then try a non-caustic drain cleaner like Bio-Clean®. If the drain won’t unclog or if the same drain clogs multiple times, it’s time to call a plumber.

You can avoid his problem by not letting unapproved items go down your drain. Put a screen over your sink and shower drains to prevent hair, food, and small items from entering your pipes. Talk to your family about what is appropriate to flush down the toilet and what’s not, and make sure to only flush toilet paper!

Water Heater

There are several signs that your water heater is having an issue. You’ll first notice the lack of hot water coming from your faucet. Other symptoms are water puddles around the heater, unnaturally colored water, or strange noises coming from the equipment.

Due to the complexity of the water heater, this plumbing problem will most likely require a professional.

Avoiding issues with your water heater are as simple as maintaining it. Flush out any sediment on a regular basis and keep an eye out for any water coming from the unit. If you’re not sure of what you can do, you can check the unit’s manual or call a plumber and ask for a professional opinion.

Leaking Pipes & Faucets

Leaky plumbing is one of the plumbing problems that is a huge waste of money. Your water bill will rise because continuous dripping adds up quickly. Luckily, leaking pipes and faucets are easy to spot and easy to fix.

In the faucet, the washer will need to be changed. For a leaking pipe, it’s usually leaking at the joint due to deterioration or other kinds of damage. A plumber can easily fix this. If you don’t catch the pipe dripping, after a while you will notice a puddle on the floor. Get it fixed as soon as possible to prevent water damage.

Leaking pipes and faucets are hard to avoid because the cause is typically normal wear and tear. Still, you can prevent the leak from getting worse and your water bill from getting any higher by noticing the leak as soon as possible.

Low Water Pressure

You’re probably familiar with the disappointment that comes with having low water pressure in your shower; it makes cleaning dishes and showering difficult. Thankfully, this problem is also avoidable.

Low water pressure can happen all at once or over a longer period of time. It can be caused by a water main break, a leaking pipe in your home, or by a buildup of minerals and sediment.

While a water main break or leaking pipe isn’t necessarily avoidable, you can find and fix these leaks early to prevent excessive damage. To avoid buildup, you can install a water filtration system that will catch the minerals and sediment before they make it into your faucet.

Running Toilet

This is another one of the plumbing problems that is just wasting your money. A running toilet wastes a ton of water and is a constant source of noise and frustration.

This is an easy problem to avoid because you just need to check the parts in your tank every once and awhile. Make sure that it’s properly maintained, and all of the parts are in good condition. If everything looks like it’s in working order and the problem persists, call a professional to give you a hand.

Don’t Feel Overwhelmed With Plumbing Problems

If you live in or around Coral Springs, Florida and you need plumbing assistance, Art Plumbing, AC & Electric has your back. Check out our contact page or give us a call at 1-800-475-1504. We’ll help you fix all your plumbing problems.

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