If you are like most people, your plumbing is not something you necessarily think about every day. Sure, you flush the toilets, use the sink, take a shower or bath, and get water from the fridge, but you do not usually think about the plumbing until there is a problem. Check out the article below for some of the most common plumbing problems to watch out for in your home or business.
- Dripping Faucet. This is probably the easiest of the plumbing problems to spot because, unlike a broken pipe, you can see and access the faucet. A dripping faucet is often caused by a worn-out washer, which can easily be replaced.
- Leaky Water Heater. A leaky water heater is another common plumbing problem. The leaking can be caused by old age or from a buildup of sediment in the bottom of the water heater. If it is old age, your water heater may need to be replaced. If it is a buildup of sediment, try flushing your water heater to solve the problem.
- Running Toilet. One of the most common plumbing problems is a running toilet. Everyone has done the “shake the flusher” trick. If that does not work, you make have a more serious issue going on with the seal of the flapper inside of the toilet tank.
- Clogged Drain. Clogged drains can be annoying; no one wants their bathroom sink to take 10 minutes to drain. A common cause of clogged drains is hair and other debris.