As a homeowner, you will likely face a wide range of plumbing issues throughout your lifetime. It often pays off to keep a few essential tools nearby or an experienced plumber on speed dial to tackle the more severe problems.
Sometimes, a clogged toilet or slow drain requires just a little manual labor. Despite how simple and straightforward such a fix may be, tackling it over the holidays is near impossible. Whether you’re decorating the house, fixing dinner for distant friends and family, or planning a holiday party, plumbing issues are the last thing you need. Here are four common plumbing issues to handle before the holidays hit.
A dripping faucet, even in the room down the hall, is a nuisance. As you attempt to fall asleep after a long, busy day, you can still hear the constant drip of water from the broken faucet. Additionally, it’s causing your water bill to increase slowly over time. Before the holidays, be sure to tackle a dripping faucet to ease the burden on both your plumbing system and your wallet.
A single faucet is capable of sending hundreds of gallons of water straight down the drain. One drop at a time. You’re paying for every drop.
Low Water Pressure
Your in-laws are staying in the guest bedroom. Here, in the bathroom, the shower has low water pressure. You could listen to the complaints each morning and spend money on reduced water efficiency, or you can tackle the water pressure problem promptly.
There are a few reasons why you may suffer from low water pressure. For instance, a break in the main line can temporarily reduce your home’s water pressure. A more likely scenario, however, is a deposit or sediment build-up on the aerators.
A running toilet, like a dripping faucet, is quite annoying. If you want to avoid constantly jiggling the handle of your toilet, you may need to replace a few internal components. Typically, a toilet will run constantly when the flapper valve is broken. The valve may no longer fit properly, the float may be imbalanced, or the fill tube could be loose.
These are all relatively simple fixes for a homeowner to tackle with the right tools and parts.
A leak is one of the most common plumbing issues homeowners face, hands-down. Unfortunately, leaks often lead to extensive water damage, mold growth, and other common issues inside a residential home. Before the holidays, the last thing you want is noticeable water damage or mold in the walls.
First, you need to locate the source of the leak. Here is where an experienced plumber comes into the picture. Using advanced equipment, a plumber can track the leak and resolve the issue by repairing or replacing the broken pipe promptly. Then, you can tackle the water damage.