The 4 Most Common Plumbing Problems

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The 4 Most Common Plumbing Problems

Obviously, some plumbing problems are more common than others. Evil clowns living in your sewer pipes are particularly rare, for instance. Leaky faucets, on the other hand, are particularly common.

Common plumbing problems happen every day, and they can happen to anyone. Of all the thousands of different plumbing problems we’ve encountered, these are the four problems we solve the most. Here’s what they are, how they happen, and–most importantly–what to do if they happen to you.

Dripping faucet

Aah, yes. Easily the most annoying common plumbing problem, the drip, drip, dripping of a leaking faucet can’t be ignored. Like most plumbing problems, there are several reasons your faucet might be dripping.

Faucet leaks often happen because the faucet corroded around the valve seat or interior washers. Your best bet is to call in an expert. We’ll take your faucet apart, determine the cause, and put it back together good as new.

Leaking pipe

Leaking pipes happen for quite a few reasons. The most common culprits are time, corrosion, high water pressure, and clogs. Pipes naturally wear away or even corrode over time. Eventually, pipes wear away enough to leak or even rupture. High water pressure, clogs, or hard water will all accelerate how quickly your pipes corrode.

Pipe leaks are insidious because they’re difficult to spot and easy to ignore, but they can inflict some serious damage. A leaking pipe inside your wall could hurt insulation or even compromise the structural integrity of your home. Depending on why you have a pipe leak, there are different things you can do. You’ll have to replace corroded pipes, but it’s possible pros could repair other leaks without replacing the whole pipe.

Clogged toilet

Toilets clog because something lodges inside the narrow drain pipe before it can reach the sewer line. Often, small materials may build up on the sides of the drain pipe over time, only eventually leading to a noticeable clog. Other times, something that should never have been flushed in the first place might trigger a clog.

No matter what kind of toilet clog you’re dealing with, we have one important tip: use a flange plunger. Flange plungers have a rubber dome with another rubber piece that folds out from under it. They’re ideal for the sloped bowl of a toilet and plunge toilets much more effectively than other plungers. If plunging your toilet doesn’t fix the problem, it’s time to call the professionals at The Pink Plumber.

Low water pressure

Diagnosing low water pressure can be a headache. First, you need to determine whether your problem only happens in one fixture or if it’s happening throughout your home. If you can do that, you’ll be able to figure out what to do.

If the water pressure problem only occurs in one fixture, you should replace or at least clean that fixture. If it’s happening throughout your home, it’s probably because of a significant clog or disturbance within your water main. To fix a problem of that size, you should call a pro right away.

No matter what plumbing problem you face, The Pink Plumber is ready to help. Our trained technicians have seen your problem before (no matter what it is, trust us), and we’ll know just how to fix it.