The Common Plumbing Problems and their Solutions

plumbing problemsNo matter how old or newly built, every home in Myrtle Beach, or anywhere else, is not perfect. While some have more serious problems than others, than others, they can’t be overlooked. Your plumbing system can be finicky and may need some TLC from time to time.

These Are Common Plumbing Problems and Solutions for Homeowners:

Problem: Low water pressure

It’s nearly impossible to wash dishes or shower under a slow trickle. Low water pressure is a common problem in home plumbing. This can often be caused by blockages at the faucet.

The solution to water pressure problems due to blockages is quite simple. It is easy to remove the faucet aerator by simply unscrewing it. Then wash it. Clean the faucet aerator thoroughly to remove all debris and buildup.

Problem: Running Toilet

Is there something about a softly or slowly running toilet that keeps you awake at night? Running toilets are a common problem in your home and can be caused many ways.

Solution — A running toilet can be caused by a leaky fill handle or a damaged flapper. These are simple plumbing repairs that require only a quick visit to the hardware store and a couple of minutes. These items can be replaced easily and the instructions are listed on the back of the box or inside the packaging.

Open up your tank to see which problem is causing your running problems. To check if the toilet is not running, jiggle the handle. If it does, that’s your problem. You might notice water entering the overflow tube if the fill valve is the problem. This indicates that the valve is not closing properly and should be replaced.

Put a few drops of food coloring into the tank to test the flapper. The problem is with the flapper if the water in your bowl turns yellow after a few minutes.

Problem: Slow Drains Slow draining tubs and sinks is another common problem in home plumbing that can often be fixed quickly.

Solution — Most often, slow draining tubs or sinks are caused when hair or other debris block the drain. There are many ways to get rid of the blockage, but some methods work better than others.

A “zip-it” tool is one of the fastest and easiest solutions. It can be purchased at almost all hardware and home improvement stores, as well as some grocery stores. Simply place the tool in the drain and twist it to pull. The drain will be clear and ready for proper disposal.

No matter how old or new your house is or how many people share it with, most people have had to deal at least one of these problems before. Although these plumbing problems can sometimes be frustrating, there are simple solutions that can be done quickly.

People also asked:

What are the most common plumbing problems?
The most common plumbing problems areĀ clogged drains and toilets, leaky faucets and pipes, water heater issues, low water pressure, and a running toilet.
How do I know if my plumbing is bad?
Signs You Have Bad Plumbing That Needs to Be Fixed Immediately
  1. Visible Water. One of the easiest ways to detect a water leak is to look for standing water or puddles in your home.
  2. Leaky Faucets.
  3. Frozen Pipes.
  4. Low Water Pressure.
  5. Dirty Water.
  6. Sinks Draining Slowly.
  7. Noisy Pipes.

Quick Fixes for Plumbing Issues

Call MBHS Plumbing to solve all your plumbing problems.

MBHS Plumbing
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-353-6283

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