7 most common plumbing issues

Plumbing issues come in all shapes and sizes. From leaks, blocked drains to no heat at all. Here are the 7 most common plumbing issues and what causes them.

Blocked drains –Blocked drains can often be avoided by being careful about what one puts down drains—especially the kitchen sink drain, as this is the most used and blocked drain in the house. Avoid putting grease and fat down the kitchen sink.

Dripping taps – a common annoyance most homeowners encounter as the washers in taps wear out. It is possible to extend the life of one’s tap washers by not turning the tap off with too much force.

Leaking pipes – a plumbing problem that can cause extensive damage to floors, walls, and belongings. To prevent a small leak from worsening, it is a good idea to check pipes periodically for rust or white lime deposits that can indicate the beginnings of a leak.

No heat – broken boilers can result in extremely miserable winter nights. To combat this, the best thing to do is check the heating system to make sure it is working properly before the weather gets cold.

Running loos – usually indicated by a low humming noise or if the loo continues running into the bowl after the loo has been flushed. Running loos usually suggest that some part of the loo cistern is out of order.

Leaking loos – one of the most frustrating and potentially expensive home plumbing repair problems. Leaking loos can add more than £100 to one’s annual water bill. To repair a leaking loo, sometimes simply jiggling the flushing handle can fix the problem. For issues in which this is not the case, however, it may be necessary to call a professional.

New tap installation – many homeowners replace taps for decorative reasons. In most cases of installation, plumbers guarantee their workmanship, but not the tap itself.

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