Common Household Plumbing Issues and What They Mean

Common Household Plumbing Issues and What They Mean

As great as owning a home is, it has great responsibility attached to it. Your investment could be ruined in one fell swoop – a burst water pipe can take your gorgeous home from money maker to money sucker.

Should you call a Plumber?

Every home has plumbing issues at some point. Some are easy to fix and some require professional help. When deciding whether or not to call a plumber, you should consider your comfort level with the issue at hand. Generally, if you are not extremely confident in your ability to fix the issue, it’s best to call a professional plumber. Attempting to fix plumbing issues can be very dangerous if you are not confident with exactly what needs to be done.

The most common plumbing issues a home may encounter are leaking pipes, drippy faucets, running toilets, clogged or slow drains, and low water pressure. Each one of these issues is a precursor to bigger problems to come.
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Leaking Pipes

Leaking pipes usually indicate that there is a gap in the pipe joints where the joint and fillers meet. Though you can fill the gap with commercial joint fillers, it is best to call a professional. A lot of times, a pipe needs to be replaced to solve the problem.

Running Toilet

A running toilet can mean that there is a leak, or it means the inner workings of the toilet need to be replaced. A leaking toilet can also cause your water bill to increase. It is important to not ignore the signs of a problem.

Dripping Faucets

Dripping faucets can be annoying and expensive. They can raise your water bill dramatically. Usually the problem is a washer issue, however, depending on how long the problem has been going on, the problem could have created a valve or ceramic disc issue that only a professional plumber can fix.

Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure can make a shower unbearable. Most of the time it is just a clogged fixture like the shower head, however, it could be a breach in a pipe or a leak.

Clogged or Slow Drains

Clogs and slow drains are annoying. Most of the time, it is hair or something you accidentally dropped down the drain. Drain cleaners from the hardware store work well, but if you find clogged and slow drains are a regular occurrence, it might be time to call the plumber.

Plumbing problems can be a hassle, but they don’t always have to be a huge inconvenience. Pitton Plumbing & Heating Inc. can handle any home plumbing issues so you don’t have to. We are the leading plumbers in Oakville and surrounding areas. If you have a plumbing issue in your home, call our plumbers serving Oakville residents, or book a service call.