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3 Usual Plumbing System Troubles

Most homeowners do expect to encounter troubles in their plumbing system as this is inevitable. And because of that, many owners are readying themselves for these by preparing handy tools to give early remedies such as plungers and augers for blockages, wrenches for loosened bolts and plumber’s putty for leaks. Some of these troubles are easy to solve and homeowners tend to solve them on their own. In this way, they can avoid all the expenses involved when engaging with a professional plumber to solve a facile problem. To give you an idea what these problems are, let me show you the three first-on-the-list plumbing system troubles:

  1. Dripping taps

Dripping taps are really annoying to every household member because, aside from it can surprisingly increase your water bills, the sound it produces can disturb you especially if you are taking a rest. Aside from that, it can as well cause flooding in your bathroom or kitchen floor that would certainly add up to your household duties. These are the reasons validating the need to fix this problem immediately before you would be spending too much and sacrificing your time for rest.

 

The common causes of dripping can be either worn out parts of the tap or loosened bolts. If your taps are old enough, these parts can wear out causing the entire mechanism to reduce its efficiency. To solve this problem, you would need to inspect your tap to know what the problem is. If it is a worn-out part, you would have to replace it with a new one. However, if it is a loosened bolt, tighten it with a wrench.

  1. Running toilet

Just like a dripping tap, running toilet can instantly elevate your water bills if not immediately attended. If you need to constantly jiggle the handle after flushing, then you probably need to replace some of the inner workings of your toilet tank.

 

Typically, this dilemma is caused by flapper valve that won’t fit anymore. If it doesn’t close the water passage properly, it can cause the toilet to run. However, this can be caused by a short lift chain as well. If the chain is very short, it will not allow the flapper to properly close the water passage allowing an amount of water to pass even when you’re not flushing it. You can inspect the inner working of your toilet tank and see what is defective. You can either repair it or replace it immediately.

  1. Low water pressure

Low water pressure is identified by the small amount of water that drips out of your taps rather than gushing. And when this happens, many homeowners would think that it is because of a faulty pipe, however, this can be caused by the low main water supply as well. But it would be better to perform an inspection as well to ensure that your plumbing system is not in trouble. Low water pressure can be caused by leaky or burst pipes, faulty pressure reducing valves or blocked water pipe or aerators due to sediments and minerals. If you found that the cause of the problem is within your household, it would be better to solve the problem immediately.