How to Identify the Most Common Plumbing Issues

Your home is filled with pipes and fixtures that carry water to the places you need to use it, and wastewater and solids out of your house. As you probably know, problems with plumbing are an inevitable part of life, as time passes and parts wear out. When you own a home, it is always a good idea to know what the most common problems are with plumbing, so you can quickly identify any issues and get them taken care of before they lead to bigger problems. Keep an eye out for these problems, so that you can put a stop to leaks and clogs before they cause more costly damage.

  • Water heater problems. Be aware of your hot water heater’s function and issues like loose electrical connections, sediment build-up and corrosion, and heating element problems.
  • Sump pump issues. Common problems people face with their sump pumps include clogged pipes and stuck switches.
  • If you have one or more clogged drains in your home, it can indicate a small clog in a pipe within the home or a greater problem with a clogged sewer line.
  • Poor water pressure. Not only is bad water pressure an annoyance, it can also be a sign of bigger problems like sewer cracks or blockages, hidden water leaks, and pipe corrosion.
  • Constantly running toilets. If your toilet won’t stop running, it can waste hundreds of gallons of water. The problem is usually easy to fix and will be worth its weight in gold.
  • Leaky pipes. When your pipes are leaking, you don’t want to avoid the issue. Underlying problems that can cause leaky pipes include excessive water pressure, cracked seals or pipes, joint damage, pipe corrosion, heavy clogs.
  • Dripping faucets and shower heads. If you have a leaky faucet it will waste water and run up your utility bill. Common causes include corrosion, and worn out o-rings or washers, which are typically easy to fix.

If you have any of these problems in your home, you should reach out to a qualified professional plumber immediately. The team at Hawk Plumbing is waiting for your call at (817) 242-6894.

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