What Are the Most Common Plumbing Related Issues?

It’s natural to start having some plumbing problems as your home or building ages. Some are minor in nature. Other plumbing issues are a bit more complicated. The following article will provide you with information about the most common plumbing related issues. At the top of the list are clogged drains and toilets. You can actually tell that your drain is clogged if you start seeing water backing up as you empty a sink, shower, or tub. The same holds true for your toilet. In essence, water will back up when you flush. Oftentimes the water will overflow.

The good news is that the solution is usually fairly clear cut. Once the blockages are removed, the drains and toilets will start working properly. So, what actually causes the blockages? When drains are clogged it means that something is blocking the inside of the plumbing pipe. For example, if a sink, shower, or tub is clogged, hair and other items are usually the cause of the problem. If the drain in a toilet is blocked, it usually means a non-waste related item has been flushed down the toilet. For example, paper towels, tampons, and other such items.

The bottom line is that these items do not easily break down and can’t move through the sewer pipe. They end up staying put inside the pipe instead. When that happens, the water and waste materials that are supposed to flow through the pipe and into the main sewer line have difficulty doing so. That’s when the water and or waste materials start to back up through the drainpipe. When a sink, shower, tub, or toilet drain pipe is blocked, the problem does not simply go away on its own. In fact, the issue will become worse as time goes on.

Eventually the sink, shower, or tub won’t drain at all, and the toilet won’t flush. That’s why it’s always a smart idea to call a professional plumber as soon as you notice any signs that your sink, shower, tub, and or toilet is blocked.

We know exactly how frustrating it can be if the plumbing in your home or building isn’t working properly. Please contact us today if you’re experiencing an issue with your plumbing system.

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