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Plumbing Repair Tips

plumbing repair tips

Plumbing repairs can be a real pain, especially if you don’t know the source of the plumbing problem. As complex as plumbing systems are, there are ways to spot common repair problems. Here are some common plumbing problems and even a few tips to help you navigate plumbing repairs.

  1. Faulty Faucets

    Faucets have the important job of controlling water flow. The first sign of a faulty faucet is leakage, as most owners can monitor the daily dripping in common spaces such as kitchens. Others only notice an increase in their water bill and only correctly diagnose the source once they’ve lost hundreds of dollars. Although you might be tempted to do this repair yourself, faucets can be tricky and handling them incorrectly could end up doing more harm than good. A DIY can result in replacing the faucet before it has reached the end of its lifespan and can also cause excessive water wastage. If a leaky faucet is keeping you up at night, with annoying dripping sounds, it is best to contact a plumber.

  2. Blocked Toilet

    Most home owners have battled with a blocked toilet and have found it to be an utter nightmare. If your toilet is overflowing or if you are having trouble flushing away all refuse in one go, it could be because your toilet is blocked and in need of plumbing repair. Blocked toilets can occur for many reasons – from using too much toilet paper to buildup in your home’s pipes. If your toilet is blocked, it is best to contact the Boca Raton plumbing experts for an accurate assessment of the severity of the problem and to have it repaired correctly the first time around.

  3. Slow Water Pressure

    If you’re only getting a trickle of water whenever you open the tap, you’re experiencing low water pressure. It can occur for many reasons including mineral buildup on your faucet or a serious blockage in your plumbing system. To solve the problem, the faucet will need to be cleaned and an inspection of your plumbing system will need to take place. Your plumbing technician will look for signs of wear and tear and less obvious sources of blockage.

  4. Leaking Pipes

    Leaks in your plumbing system can cost you thousands of dollars if ignored and can negatively affect your family’s health. Leaking pipes can create damp spots in your ceiling or flooring creating a breeding ground for mold and other bacteria that can spread all over your home rapidly. Leaking pipes can be difficult to repair as these repairs may need joint or fitting replacements that can be messy and time consuming. To identify the source of the leak, look for any sign of water buildup or dampness. It is important to contact a plumbing repair expert as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary costs and to prevent further damage to your plumbing system and home.

  5. Water Heaters

    A rusted water heater can cause many plumbing problems. The first signs of a damaged water heater include low water pressure and cold-water temperatures. Water heaters generally last eight to twelve years. If yours is older than this and has not been flushed regularly or undergone regular maintenance, you run the risk of serious problems arising. These problems can range from a decrease in efficiency because of mineral buildup to a decrease in your water heater tank’s capacity.

Most people try to tackle plumbing repairs themselves. This can work for smaller repairs, but more often than not, DIY’S create more expensive repairs down the line. Contact your local Boca Raton plumbing technician at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric for all your plumbing repairs. Their services include a Plumbing Emergency Service that will have a technician at your doorstep in no time.