5 Common Plumbing Problems You May Face

[fa icon="calendar"] February 24, 2020 / by Home Services Expert

dripping faucetMost homeowners don’t think too much about the plumbing system in their homes. When all is working as it should, it’s easy to forget all of the different pieces and parts making things work – until something goes wrong. If you have a plumbing problem that needs attention, there’s a good chance you’ll need to call a Chico plumber to come fix it.

It’s good for every homeowner to know what plumbing issues to look out for so that if you have an issue there’s a plan – what to look for and who to call.

Here are 5 Common Plumbing Problems You May Face:

Clogged Toilet

If your toilet is clogged and won’t flush, the first thing you should do is try to plunge it. But what if the plunging doesn’t work? This can be because there is too much debris in the line leading from the toilet and you may need a plumber to come and “snake” your toilet. If you’re adventurous and want to save money, you can try it yourself. Either way, there are times where a plunger just won’t work and more help is needed.


Running Toilet

Does your toilet continually run and not stop? If it does, this can waste a lot of water. According to Dengarden.com, “The most common culprit is a faulty flapper valve which controls the water that passes from the tank to the bowl. “

Whether you want to try and fix this yourself or call a professional plumber to do the jobs is up to you, but it’s always a good idea to get a running toilet fixed as soon as possible – you’ll be thankful it’s fixed when your water bill arrives.


Dripping Faucets

Dripping faucets are a nuisance for sure, and they also waste a lot of water. If you think your dripping faucet isn’t leaking that much water, put a small bucket under it (or larger one if the faucet is in a large sink or tub) and watch it add up! You’ll be surprised how many gallons are going down the drain each day.

There can be a few reasons for a dripping faucet, form a worn out O ring to corrosion, but this is a good one to have a plumber come repair unless you are confident in your plumbing abilities.


Clogged Drains

We talked about clogged toilets, but what about clogged drains that won’t drain? This is an obvious problem because it makes impossible to use your sink, shower or tub if it won’t drain. In the bathroom shower or tub drains usually clog because of hair and soap. In the kitchen there could even be food debris in the drain.

This is a plumbing issue you may want to at least try to fix yourself at first. There are several methods to try here. If fixing it yourself doesn’t work you can always call an Expert Chico plumber.


Leaky Pipes

Leaky pipes have various causes, but one thing is for sure – they can damage your home and should be fixed quickly! If you have any leaking pipes or symptoms of leaking pipes it is recommended that you call a plumber to inspect your home. You don’t want to wait on this one due to the costly damage leaking water can do in your home.


There you have it, 5 common plumbing problems you should be prepared to face. At Experts In Your Home we like to educate homeowners on problems and solutions in their home, and we always want you to know we’re here to offer plumbing help with any issue that may arise in your home. Our expert plumbers are available to fix the issue right and give you peace of mind.

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