In a perfect world, we’d never run out of toilet paper and if it were up to us, plumbing problems wouldn’t exist. But since we don’t live in a perfect world full of functioning plumbing and the like, it’s best to educate yourself so you know what to do what a plumbing-related problem arises. Here, you’ll learn three of the most common plumbing problems and how to fix them.
1. Low Water Pressure
Have you ever turned on a faucet expecting a rush of water, only to get a small trickle? If so, you likely have low water pressure. Low water pressure is one of the most common plumbing issues reported by homeowners. While there are a few potential culprits, low water pressure is most commonly caused by a buildup of deposits or sediment on faucet aerators.
When water enters the pipes in your home, it carries dissolved mineral that eventually deposited themselves onto metal surfaces. While a filtration system works to remove these deposits, if you don’t have a filtration system, the deposits collect on the inner surfaces of aerators, showerheads and the like. If you suspect this is the reason for your low water pressure, try soaking any affected aerators in a vinegar solution overnight.
2. Leaky Faucet
Leaky faucets are another common plumbing problem amongst homeowners. Leaky faucets also wastes water and cost you money on your utility bill, so it’s important to find the root of the issue fast. Typically occurring at joints, leaky faucets can typically be repaired temporarily by replacing the joint yourself. Although you may be able to stop the leak temporarily, it’s a good idea to have a professional plumber assess the leak and provide a more permanent solution.3
3. Running Toilet
We’ve all heard the joke “Is your toilet running? Well you better go get it!” Running toilets are amongst the most common – and frustrating – plumbing problems. Toilets typically run when the flapper valve no longer fits properly and becomes loose. This issue can be fixed relatively easily by purchasing a toilet repair kit.
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At Climate Design, we’re constantly working to make your home a little comfier. That’s why we provide an extensive list of high quality products and services to keep your plumbing in top-notch shape. If you’re experiencing any issues with your home’s plumbing, give us a call today or schedule a service appointment online.