Most common plumbing problems

 

If you have just overcome a plumbing emergency and wondering if you are the only one facing such a problem, you are definitely not the only one.

Plumbing emergencies are faced by each and every household or commercial establishment.

Emergencies happen anytime and do not need any special season. In case of an emergency, you need to call your plumber as soon as you can, so that the damage is rectified as soon as possible. If the damage is not tackled on time, it may lead to a serious problem later on which might be difficult to tackle.

Check Out Some Of The Most Common Plumbing Problems:

Clogged Shower Drains and Bathtubs –

Imagine a situation when you are taking a relaxing shower and suddenly you realize that water is rising above your ankles. There is a strange gurgling kind of sound which is coming from the drains. One of the main reasons for such a condition is the buildup of hair and soap scum which is causing the blockage. This is indeed an emergency and needs your immediate attention.

Leaking Toilets and Faucets:

What about the constant drips which takes place from the faucet? Though you can ignore the situation, your energy bills are not going to ignore it. Energy bills will definitely account for the continuous leaking toilets. Besides this, it is going to damage the faucets and toilets. Rusts and mold growth will be common. It is an emergency situation which cannot be ignored.

Clogged Toilets:

Commercial established or public toilets are most prone to clogging. If your toilet is leaking, it is making unusual kind of noises and it is also refusing to flush, this is an indication of problem. Toilet is said to be the most used fixture at home and any problem with this, can actually ruin our daily lives. First try and find out more about the reason for clogging. Though there are many products available in the market for removing clogs, all of them might not be effective. It is best to call professionals for all kinds of help.

Burst Pipe:

This is quite common throughout the year, especially in the cold season when pipes freeze. The free and thaw cycle can actually cause bursting of pipes. It might lead to pipe replacements which should be handled by professionals. This is an urgent situation because the water supply stops and there can also be a huge wastage of water as well.

Sewer System Backup:

This is one kind of nightmare which no one likes to experience. Sewer backups are usually inconvenient, these are highly costly and can be a lot messy as well. How do you know you are facing a problem with sewer backup?

 

There are several signs of a sewer system backup which include frequent clogging of drains, extremely bad sewage odors which come from the drains, the gurgling sounds from toilet and also related to pooling of water around the floor drain.

There are many other emergency situations in which you need to call your plumbing contractor. These include broken water lines, leaking washing machine hoses, clogged sinks, no hot water availability and several others. Emergencies vary from one place to another.

Have you faced any other plumbing emergency situation about which you would like to share?