Top 11 Common Plumbing Problems
1. Blocked Drain
Have you noticed the water is slow to drain out of your tub or sink? This almost always indicates a blockage.
In shower drains, loose strands of hair can quickly accumulate and lead to a blockage. In the kitchen, solidified grease and oil, along with food debris, are common blockage culprits.
To prevent blocked drains:
- Use a hair catcher in your shower
- Avoid letting grease or food debris down the drain
- Remove food particles and cooking debris before placing dishes and utensils in the sink
- Use an anti-grease solution to deep clean the pipes
- Keep a drain snake on hand to remove simple blockages
When in doubt, contact the experts at Provista Plumbing and Gas. We are always here to answer any questions and provide guidance if you are experiencing a plumbing issue.
2. Clogged Toilet
Clogged toilets are another common plumbing issue. In simple cases, you can use a plunger to clear the blockage.
Typically, clogged toilets are a DIY fix and do not require professional assistance. However, if your sewer or water backs up in your home, you’ll need to call an emergency plumber immediately.
To keep your toilet working properly, only flush toilet paper. Avoid flushing:
- Cleansing wipes
- Hygiene items
- Paper towels
- Baby wipes
3. Leaky Faucet
Dripping water is annoying, but it can also lead to wasted water, higher water bills, and serious damage if left ignored.
Excess water from leaks does more than waste money. Leaking faucets can also cause rot, mould, and rust, putting your health and the condition of your home at risk.
The good news? Usually fixing a leaky faucet is fairly straightforward. Many times, replacing the O-rings is all it takes to stop the dripping.
Other times, the entire fixture may need to be replaced. Even top-of-the-line fixtures fail eventually due to normal wear and tear. A dripping faucet may also be the result of pipes that need to be tightened or parts needing to be replaced.
Not comfortable replacing O-rings? No worries! There is no job too big or too small for our team. If you have a dripping faucet, our licensed plumbers can pinpoint the problem, perform necessary repairs, and get your faucet working perfectly again.