Common Plumbing Problems in Homes

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Owning a home always gives one a sense of security and comfort. But there are also problems that come along which are considered as normal. One of the common problems of owning a house is related to plumbing. You may have invested in a new home then you should understand a few common plumbing problems that may arise at any given point of time. Here are a few.

  1. Dripping Faucets – One of the most common plumbing problems are due to dripping faucets. This is one of the most annoying and costly problems seen in homes. This problem can be solved by replacing the O-ring or worn-out washer. In different scenario, faucet not properly installed leads to this problem which can be solved by proper installation.
  2. Leaky Pipes – Pipe leaking is a problem caused due to incorrect pipe laying, pipe joint damage, excessive water pressure stubborn clogs, cracked seals or pipes. This is one of those problems that require quicker fix leading to heavier damage.
  3. Runny Toilets – Around 200 gallons per day gets wasted via running toilet which actually is a lot. Problems related to runny toilet include worn out flapper seals, corroded toilet handles, improper size of flapper chains.
  4. Low Water Pressure – Low water pressure is a serious problem related to plumbing. In fact, low water pressure problem leads to bigger problems such as pipe corrosion, drained clogs, cracked or blocked sewer lines and more.
  5. Sump Pump Failure – This problem is related to external issues causing more problems like stuck switches, extra heavy water, clogged discharge pipes, improper sump pump installation.

In a city like Brisbane, plumbing and gas problems should be carried out by professionals.