Having a problem with your plumbing in the middle of the night or when you walk in the door after a hard day’s work is not what you want. An immediate fix may be needed, whether it’s something serious or something as relatively straightforward as a dripping tap.
These tips can help you to fix the five most common plumbing issues faced by homeowners.
1) Clogged Drain
There are several possible causes of this common plumbing issue. Of course, having a clogged drain is not a good thing at any time, and it’s instinctive to call the plumbers if you notice the water just isn’t going down the drain as it should. But try this before you call someone out.
Solution: We recommend Biosmart drain cleaner if you have tried to clear the blockage with a plunger without success. One advantage of Biosmart is that it is environmentally friendly to use, unlike many other cleaners that contain harsh and often unhealthy chemicals. We offer a range of cleaning services for your blocked drain or clogged sewer if the problem does persist and you need to call out someone experienced and reliable.
2) Leaking Tap
Most of us have experienced a leaking tap, and if it isn’t fixed relatively quickly, it can run up the cost of your water bill. And of course, it can be annoying to hear that constant dripping sound without being able to stop it.
The washer on your tap normally forms a watertight seal, although when the washer malfunctions the water can seep through and damage the washer, leading to that annoying dripping sound. A washer not working as it should is one of the most common causes of a dripping tap.
Solution: Unless you have the right type of washer and the right tools, it can be tricky trying to carry out this fix yourself. If you crave a silent tap that doesn’t keep dripping, give us a call! Our plumbers have the right tools to get the job done efficiently and quickly.
3) Toilet Running Constantly
It can be annoying if your toilet won’t flush properly and you have to spend several minutes tapping the handle and jiggling it around to stop the toilet running.
An issue with the fill tub, a float that isn’t properly balanced, or a flapper valve that is letting the water through are three common causes of a constantly running toilet. Water from the tank is continuously running into the bowl, which means your toilet runs all the time.
If you know what you are doing and you have a toilet repair kit, it’s fairly simple to fix a running toilet yourself. And a more serious problem can occur if you carry out repairs incorrectly or install something wrongly. But there may just be a more serious issue that needs to be looked at by a professional if you have replaced any faulty parts correctly and are still having a constantly running toilet. Call us if your toilet just won’t stop running, as we can fix it for you or even install a new toilet.
4) Low Water Pressure
It can be frustrating to deal with this most annoying of problems, and you’ll know just how annoying if you have ever been greeted by a feeble dribble of water in the shower.
A leak in your pipes or a blocked shower head are two possible causes of low water pressure, and of course, leaking pipes can potentially be a bigger problem than a shower that just dribbles water.
Solution: Cleaning your tap head or showerhead thoroughly may be the answer to fixing an issue with low water pressure. But give us a call if you have done that and are still experiencing low water pressure – we can take care of that too.
5) Leaking Pipes
It can potentially cost a lot to fix a leaking pipe, depending on the extent of the problem, and no homeowner wants to see a puddle of water under a pipe. Most leaks happen around the joints.
This is one situation where you should give us a call, rather than tackling it yourself. We are available 24/7 to help you tackle your leaking pipe problem before it becomes any worse.