Most Common Plumbing Issues in Homes

If there's one issue that essentially every homeowner has had to deal with, it's a plumbing problem. From slow leaks to entirely flooded rooms, it seems that no living space is safe from water-related troubles.

Even though you could experience any number of problems, some plumbing issues are more common than others. While that's not to say that you should ignore an issue just because it's a “popular” one, it can give you a little peace of mind to know that you're not the only one who has struggled with a certain plumbing problem.

A Dripping Faucet

A dripping faucet is probably the most common issue that any homeowner can face. Whether it's a slow drip from your bathtub faucet or the incessant tapping when water drips from your kitchen sink, this is not an issue you want to ignore. Even though the drip seems slow, it can add up to hundreds of wasted gallons of water per year — and a pretty penny on your utility bill, too.

Slow Draining Pipes

Isn't it disgusting when you’re taking a shower and you look down to see that you’re standing in a pool of water, soap scum, and hair because nothing is flowing down the drain? What about when you’re washing dishes and the sink is filling up with dirty water?

Slow draining pipes are typically the result of small clogs that won’t allow water to flow through them easily. While they can be easy to fix, they’re not something you want to ignore since they can grow in size and make for much bigger problems down the road.

Clogged Toilet

If you’re lucky, you haven’t experienced the terror that comes over you when you see the water in your toilet starting to rise after you flush it. Unfortunately, most of us have experienced that fear. Toilets can become clogged for a number of reasons — flushing objects you shouldn’t, sediment buildup, malfunctioning parts — and you can be left with a big mess as a result.

If you can’t unclog your toilet on your own using a plunger, you should call your trusted Thibodaux plumber for help!

Running Toilet

We all know the sound that our toilets make as they refill with water after we flush them. But that sound should only last for a few seconds — any longer and you could have a running toilet on your hands.

This can sometimes be fixed by replacing the flange in your tank — but other times, the running could be caused by a larger issue. The longer your toilet runs, the more water you waste and the higher your utility bill will be in the long run.

Poor Water Pressure

Your water pressure shouldn’t be too high, making water come out like a power hose, but it also shouldn’t be so low that water is barely flowing out of the spout.

High water pressure can also raise your water bill by a lot, so you’ll want to take a few measures to control that. Low water pressure can sometimes be caused by a leaking pipe or sediment buildup, which are both things you’ll want to have repaired right away!

Malfunctioning Water Heater

Your water heater is one of the most important, but underrated, appliances in your home. After all, without it, you wouldn’t have a hot shower, clean clothes, or dishes. But your water heater can also suffer from problems such as leaking, not enough hot water, or no hot water at all.

Since it’s a somewhat complex appliance, it’s best to let a professional plumber handle any issues that arise with your water heater.

Solve Plumbing Problems with Doug’s

Plumbing problems can, at best, represent a major inconvenience as you may be forced to stop using a plumbing fixture or turn off your water flow entirely. Leaks or overflows also pose the risk of serious damage to other parts of your home.

At Doug’s Service Company, we can help you with your home’s plumbing issue, no matter how big or small. To learn more about our plumbers in New Orleans and how we can help you, feel free to contact us online or call (985) 222-2913.

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