Common Plumbing Problems: 4 Advice For Any Household

Plumbing actually consists of 2 distinct sub-systems: one brings fresh water to your toilets, kitchen and other outlets, and the other carries waste water out of the house. Now let’s say, you moved into a new apartment or house. The very first question will be: has your plumbing been recently renovated? Old systems are headaches; pipes can leak, toilets may not flush, faucets can be clogged.

1. Rerouting Pipes

Some of the pipes in the house may leak in the concrete slab causing water or moisture to seep through.  And in some of these cases pipes cannot be fixed by simply replacing them with the new pipes. A licenced plumber may suggest rerouting plumbing pipes as  the best repair option.

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2. Emergency Plumbing

If your toilet won’t flush, obviously it has been clogged, and it can happen at the most inopportune moments.  It can overflow and spill water onto the floor around the toilet. Dealing with a clogged toilet can be awkward and you will be desperate to get rid of it! So it becomes an emergency situation and you should contact a 24 hours plumber in this case. Please, remember: The most effective way to treat a clogged toilet is to prevent it from clogging in the first place.

3. Bathroom and Kitchen Drain Cleaning

A clogged drain can cause health issues for you.  Oil, debris, hair and dirt tend to clog a single drain in the bathroom or in the kitchen. The accumulation of debris can also produce a foul odor. You can use DIY methods, such as chemical drain cleaners as a short term fix, however those chemicals can damage your pipes sometimes. A longer term and better solution is to call a licensed plumber.     

4. Preventing Clogs and Other Plumbing Problems

Yes, you can rely on a quality plumbing service to do regular inspection in the house, such as:

  • Check leaking pipes
  • Test the shut-off valve at each fixture
  • Inspection of the joints and pipes that are visible
  • Inspect the toilet
  • Replace worn-out parts
  • Check for corrosion

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