3 Common Plumbing Problems and How to Fix Them

Unfortunately, there are a host of plumbing problems that can occur in your home, and not all of them are easily mended over the weekend.

On any given day, a plumbing problem can pop up and take you by surprise, even if just the day before everything seemed just fine.

So to help you with some of your common household plumbing problems, here are 3 typical problems and how you can fix them.

Water Pressure

Low or weak water pressure is quite common. In fact, some people don’t even realize they have bad pressure until it is fixed.

To diagnose this, however, you need to ascertain if the problem happens with both hot and cold settings, and in what taps. If yes, you likely need a new aerator or to clean the screen of calcium deposits.

If those tricks don’t work, and you have low water pressure throughout the house, you need to call a plumber for help.

Slow Drains

When sinks and tubs drain slowly, it is a sign that there is a clog. It is common in most homes, and the fixes range from easy to difficult.

Over time, food and hair clogs drains. This build-up lingers in the drain and impedes water drainage. A common fix is to use liquid clog cleaners, which will typically work on smaller clogs. But for large jobs, dissembling parts or “snaking” may be required.

To truly solve your problem, when none of the common methods work, it’s best to call a plumber to diagnose and solve your problem. Sometimes there is more than just hair clogging drains, and a plumber knows how to fix it.

Toilet Troubles

Toilets work hard. Honestly, where would we be without them? So when one of them is working poorly (or not at all), everyone in the home knows it.

Toilets have a lot of working parts in the tank, many of which can stop working without a moment’s notice. For this reason, once you open the toilet tank lid, it’s important to know what is causing the problem. Once you do, fixing it isn’t always difficult.

Got a plumbing problem you need looked at? Contact your local Birmingham AL plumber to discuss how they can help you.


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