Leaky pipes under the sink in the kitchen or bathroom are a common issue that can be a costly nuisance and must be repaired with a permanent solution.
Bear in mind that leaky pipes can be caused by various reasons such as clogs, incorrect pipe layout, corrosion, joint damage, cracked seals and even excessive water. The longer the leak runs unchecked, the higher the damage that your plumbing system and your home will be subjected to. No matter what causes the leakage, you should fix it fast.
A running toilet is annoying and can result in the loss of at least 50 gallons of water each day. The main culprit is usually a faulty flapper valve that fails to sit properly and keeps the water running even after the flush. Excessive water drainage quickly leads to higher water bills.
Other issues that cause a running toilet are:
- Corroded toilet handles
- Refill tube problems
- Inappropriately sized flapper chains
From cleaning to washing and bathing, we rely on water to accomplish all sorts of tasks. An inadequate water supply can easily hinder the simplest of everyday activities. From washing your hands to running a load of laundry, low water pressure will cause them to take much longer than expected.
What causes low water pressure inside the home?
- Faulty fixtures
- Broken pressure regulator
- Clogged pipes
- Corroded plumbing
- Damaged water valves
A clogged drain is a blocked drain, such as when water is flowing very slowly through the toilet, shower, sink, bathtub, or other fixture. They are often caused by substances that do not break down easily. These substances build up in your pipes and ultimately block the channel. The most common causes of clogged drains are hair, soap, dirt, oil, grease, fat, food waste, plant leaves, and too much toilet paper. Hygienic wipes have recently become a major cause of blockages and should be disposed of according to manufacturer guidelines.
Water damage from leaking pipes and clogged drains is a serious concern, as it can cause severe damage to your home and cause adverse health effects. Quick action will help protect your family and minimize the damage. Addressing the plumbing problem at an early stage not only saves you from costly repairs but also safeguards the permanence of your property. Don’t wait for a plumbing emergency and schedule your plumbing inspection today!