Some of the more common problems in the house involve plumbing issues. They don’t to be severe problems that affect the sewers and drains—leave those things to the professionals or city management. In fact, some of the biggest headaches stem from common plumbing issues. The following are some of the more common ones and how to fix them:
Low Water Pressure
If you notice that your faucets don’t have enough water pressure to them then you should first check whether it affects both hot and cold water or it is isolated to one. If both hot and cold water have low water pressure then it’s probably a problem with calcium deposits in the aerator. This is easy enough to fix as all you need to do is to clean it out by removing it. Remember to turn off the main water valve first before doing any pipe repairs.
Slow Draining Sink
This is perhaps the most common problem households experience so it is advisable that you learn how to fix this on your own. The most common cause is the pop-up that stops the sink has collected a lot of dirt and debris. With that in mind, the solution is simple, remove it, clean it, and put it back. Often times, these things are attached with a nut under the drain so they can easily be unscrewed using a pair of pliers.
Slow Draining Tub
If you’re taking a bath and you notice that the bath tub takes forever to drain, then the problem might be similar to the one stated above. However, in this case the problem is probably hair and soap scum since it is the bathroom. You probably need to do the same thing: get the pop-up stopper out, clean it, and put it back. However, you’d probably have to clean out the gunk stuck below so you’d have to use a disposable stick or something to fish out the hair stuck in the entrance.
Another common bathroom problem is a running toilet. This one is a bit trickier to fix as compare to the previous ones since there could be a lot of reasons why this is happening. Regardless, the first thing you need to do is to figure out what the problem is before you can proceed to fix it. You need to find out what causes the problem, look for the part that is defective or damaged, and fix or change that part.
If you keep hearing that “drip drip drip” of a broken faucet in the middle of the night, then you know just how annoying that one is. There are 4 probably causes of a dripping faucet and they are the following:
* Damage to the Parts
o This is easy enough to fix by simply replacing the damaged part
* Worn out Cartridge
o You can just replace this as well to fix the problem but you will have to look for a matching cartridge that is the right size.
* Water Pressure
o Related to the problem above, however, this time, the water pressure is too high. This causes water to forcefully leak out of the weaker faucets.
* Broken Plumbing
o This one is a bit harder to fix on your own. You will probably need to hire experts in sewers and drains to have a look at it and fix it for you.