Common Plumbing Problems and Solutions
As a homeowner, there are unfortunate times when you will encounter a plumbing problem and need the assistance of an experienced plumber. Knowing what to look for and what your options are is critical in minimizing damage and necessary repairs when it comes to plumbing problems. Here are a few common ones:
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure is one of the most common plumbing problems, and can be caused by many things, such as mineral buildup in pipes, leaks, or clogs. One of the most typical reasons for low water pressure is sediment and calcium build-up in the aerator, most commonly impacting your shower head, or making it difficult to take a shower, wash dishes, or perform other tasks that require a steady stream of water. To determine if this is the case for your household, check your cold and hot water faucet streams and assess whether water pressure is lower than normal.
Leaky faucets are also a relatively common plumbing issue that may have various causes. The most common cause is a worn-out washer, which can no longer form a tight seal and allows water to continuously leak out of your faucet. You may also have corrosion, worn out parts, or loose parts. Give us a call right away, and we can help you determine the cause.
Leaky pipes can cause significant damage if left unattended, so it’s important to address them as soon as possible. Some of the most common causes of leaky pipes include corrosion, high water pressure, frozen pipes, and damaged pipe joints. The most important part of fixing leaky pipes is identifying the source of the leak, which may involve cutting into the drywall or ceiling to access the affected area. If the leak is caused by high water pressure, you may need to install a pressure-reducing valve to prevent future leaks.
Clogged drains can be caused by a variety of issues, such as buildup of hair, grease, food particles, and other debris. The first sign of a clogged drain is usually slow drainage or water backup in the sink or tub, especially after clearing out your garbage disposal. This can often be solved with a drain solution, but for larger clogs, you’ll want to call us for professional advice.
Another of the most common plumbing problems is running toilets, which can often be caused by a faulty flapper valve, which fails to seal properly and allows water to leak from the tank into the bowl, but may also be caused by damaged float or fill valve, or even buildup of sediments and minerals. A running toilet can waste a significant amount of water and increase your water bill, so don’t wait to figure out the cause of the problem.
Contact us right away if you are experiencing any of these plumbing problems in Northern Colorado and we’ll get a professional plumber to you as soon as possible.