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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Common Plumbing Problems

Sooner or later, every homeowner is going to encounter some type of plumbing problem like drain clog or leaky toilet. Some of those problems are a relatively easy fix while others require major work. Here is a look at the ins and outs of the most common plumbing problems in the home.

The Faucet that Drips

A dripping faucet may seem harmless. But if left unattended, it can cause your water bill to rise over the course of a year. The reason water drips from a faucet is because of a problem with the washers that are meant to seal the water when it is turned off. It is not uncommon for those washers to come out of place or become torn over the course of time. Replacing those washers with new ones is not always as easy as it sounds, although it should be an easy task for an experienced plumber.

The Toilet that Runs

Many running toilets are not that difficult to fix. Replacing the flapper valve, fill tube or float apparatus will usually rectify this issue. A toilet repair kit is rather simple to follow and is an inexpensive purchase. However, silent leaks are a little more problematic and not indicative of a running toilet. When a toilet runs, the fix is usually easy and inexpensive.

Lack of Water Pressure

It is not difficult to recognize a lack of water pressure. The cause commonly stems from an accumulation of sediment on a faucet aerator. Cleaning out a faucet aerator is not a complex chore as it is easy to get to. However, removing shower heads to get to their aerator might be a little more tedious. If cleaning the aerators does not increase water pressure, there is a bigger problem and it might indicate something wrong with the pipes entering your house. It is best to call a professional Charlotte Plumbing Contractor to fix this issue.

The Pipe that Leaks

Leaks are easy to identify, but what most people do not realize is that they normally occur at the joints. One way to temporarily fix this issue is to purchase a fitting compound or joint filler and apply it to the U-Joint underneath a sink. A permanent fix would require replacing the actual pipe and/or fittings. Keep in mind this type of permanent fix could make a bit of a mess.

Ammons Superior Plumbing can take care of all household leaks as one of the elite plumbers in Charlotte, NC. No matter what kind of clog or leak is affecting your home, Ammons Superior Plumbing is ready to provide you with a plumbing contractor who can get things back into proper working order.