PlumbingWhat Are The Common Plumbing Problems And How To Fix Them?

March 16, 2020by leakypipes

A typical house faces a number of plumbing problems. Some of the most common plumbing problems are also relatively easy to solve. Repairing those frequent problems can save you hundreds of dollars.

Some of the common plumbing issues faced by a typical house are,

  • Slow Drain Sink
  • Low Water Pressure
  • Running Toilet
  • Slow Drain Tub

Now, let us learn about them in detail

Slow Drain Sink

A sink that drains slowly is a very common plumbing problem. The pop-up window is used to stop the sink from accumulating a significant amount of debris and hair over time. 

To restore the proper flow of water it is essential to remove the accumulated debris. One way to do this is to clean the drain regularly with Zip-it, which is a handy plumbing device. 

Another effective way to eliminate the accumulated debris can be done by removing and washing the pop-up window. 

Many pop-up windows are placed below the sink that is connected to the drain. These pop-up windows can be removed easily with the help of hands or with pliers.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure is one of the common problems which we use to complain often. The first step you must check is whether the low water pressure affects both the cold and hot water. 

The aerator is caused in the pipe when both the cold and hot water flows at low pressure.

A blocked ventilator is a very easy thing to fix this issue. To wash a tap aerator, remove the aerator carefully, clean any debris, collect it and repair it.

Running Toilet

Another common problem many people have with plumbing is a running toilet. There are a variety of things that cause the basic plumbing issues in bathrooms, but they can be easily fixed. 

The first step is to figure out how this toilet works. As soon as you know which of the active parts causes the problem, you can remove it or fix it, and avoid running water.

  • Replace a leaking discharge valve
  • Replace a toilet lid
  • Replacement of a toilet fill valve

Slow Drain Tub

Another very common problem that can be easily solved with plumbing is a sluggish drain pipe. The shower drain is also full of bristles slowing down the water as it flows out of the tub. 

Again, the Zip-it tool or a pair of fine-nose pliers are excellent tools for reaching and cleaning up debris in the drain. If there is a bathtub cover in the drain, the bathtub cover may need to be removed before reaching the hair blockage.

Cleaning debris in the bathtub drain on a regular basis is a good idea, particularly though the bathtub is not gradually emptying. If left too long, it could inevitably clog the drain completely.

You can trust your friends at Resolved Plumbing to solve serious plumbing issues. You can reach us anytime, we are always there to assist you.