Three Plumbing Failures and How to Fix Them

Einstein Pros
Feb 6 · 3 min read

Plumbing issues can happen anytime. Some show symptoms before happening, but some just happen without warning.

They can be categorized as either common plumbing problems or complex plumbing problems.

Common plumbing problems are usually easy to fix and can be done without plumbing experience (if you follow the DIY guide properly); however, complex plumbing problems are what the name suggests, hard and difficult to understand, and harder to resolve. Problems like these often require a professional plumber.

In this article, we will discuss the most common plumbing issues as well as DIY solutions and preventive measures.

Clogging

Clogs can occur in drains, pipes, water heaters, and even furnaces. Clogs also come in varieties and have multiple causes. For example, kitchen drains are often clogged by food waste such as oil, grease, and fractions of bones.

On the other hand, it is safe to say that the most common cause of clogging in bathroom fixtures is a build-up of tissue paper, wet wipes, and hair.

A simple plunger or drain auger can do the job. These tools can be found at DIY shops and cost less than $10.

Another thing you should keep in mind is that deteriorating fixtures can also cause clogging. If that is the case, immediately contact a plumber to inspect your plumbing system.

Leaks

For leaking pipes, and faucets, it is relatively easy to fix these problems since they are most likely caused by a bad adjustment; however, for leaks coming from bathroom fixtures especially toilets and water heaters, then you might want to call in an expert for that.

Leaks are often only symptoms of a much bigger problem waiting to happen. This is a serious matter that needs immediate attention.

Water Pressure Issues

Water pressure problems, especially strong water pressure is not necessarily a complex problem; however, if let alone for a very long time, it may become one.

Problems like these can be caused by either water flow restriction, clogging, misadjusted valves, or pressure reduced restrictors.

Dealing with them requires an understanding of the cause. If it is a clogging problem, then you simply need to unclog the fixture. On the other hand, if it is a problem with the valve, then simply adjust the valves until you get an appropriate water pressure level.

These are only three of the most common plumbing problems that can occur any time, and while there are many DIY solutions on the Internet, it is always safe to assume that the problem will only get worse if it is not solved properly.

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