Common Plumbing Problems

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There are many responsibilities that come with homeownership. One important aspect to monitor and maintain is your plumbing system. With any system that is used daily, problems will arise from time to time. The earlier issues are identified, the quicker and simpler they can be to resolve. Here are a few signs to watch for that might indicate a larger problem with your home’s plumbing.

A Drop in Water Pressure

One of the first signs that might indicate something is wrong with the house’s plumbing is a drop in water pressure. As a homeowner, you’re likely used to a certain amount of water pressure coming from sinks, bathtubs, and showerheads. If the water suddenly flows with a reduced amount of force, you may have a build-up of sediment or mineral deposits within the faucets or spigots. They will need to be cleaned or replaced to regain the pressure you expect. However, low water pressure could also be an indicator that there is a blockage or break in the pipes. If that is the case, you’ll most likely need to contact a plumbing professional.

A Rise in the Water Bill

Another common sign that the plumbing system in the home need maintenance is that the water bill has gone up dramatically. Watch your water bill for any spikes in use that don’t align with your regular routine or expected per gallon increases where you live. There may be corrosion or a leak within the system that is causing the spike and potentially damaging other parts of the home at the same time.

The Toilet Keeps Filling Endlessly

If the toilet seems to fill endlessly it is likely that a component within the toilet itself has failed. The mechanism within the toilet that allows for flushing and filling is usually something that can be replaced without professional intervention. However, if replacing the moving parts inside the tank does not resolve the running toilet, there may be sediment or leaks that are creating issues with the expected water flow.

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