Common Plumbing Problems in Your Home

Common Plumbing Problems in Your Home

Common Plumbing Problems

Plumbing issues are an unavoidable part of home ownership. Although some issues arise as a result of old pipes or normal wear and tear on plumbing equipment, others may arise as a result of how certain systems are used and maintained.

Here are some of the most common problems you may encounter.

– Dripping faucets is one of the most common plumbing problems. It is mainly caused by damaged internal washers that have grown stiff, broken, worn, or detached over time, leading to the source of leaky faucets. Corrosion or even incorrect faucet installation may be the cause of the drip in other circumstances. 

– Leaky pipes can be another common plumbing problem. Pipe junctions are usually always the source of leaks. It is caused usually by damage or loosening of the tapes and fillers at the junction points. Excessive water pressure, cracks, and corrosion are some other reasons for leaky pipes. 

– Another common plumbing problem is clogged or slow draining sink. This issue is usually caused by an obstruction that prevents water from flowing freely. Food, Hair, soap, and other external items may simply build up in a drain over time, causing it to clog.

– Running toilets: Running toilets are caused by a variety of factors in the majority of cases these are caused by damaged flapper and flush valves. 

– Clogged toilets: A clog occurs when the toilet bowl fills up and does not drain properly. A plunger can usually unclog a clogged toilet. 

– Low water pressure: It is usually caused by the low pressure of water most likely due to cracked or corroded, and deposition of mineral deposits. 

– Faulty water heater: It is possible that you won’t notice the problem until you’re in the shower and the water suddenly turns cold. The failure of a water heater can be caused by a variety of factors. You may need to relight the pilot light if it goes out. Sediment build-up in the tank might also cause issues. It’s possible that the thermostat is to blame at other times.


First and foremost, do not be alarmed if you encounter a plumbing problem in your home. If at all feasible, attempt to figure out what caused the situation. Try to control the flow of water as much as possible using towels, sheets, or other absorbent materials before calling in the experts. When a disaster strikes, time is of importance. You should not put it off any longer, call Bradford Plumbing today for all plumbing related issues.

The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional service. Please consult a licensed plumber for advice and diagnosis so you can receive the correct service for your specific situation.


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