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What Causes the Most Common Plumbing Problems?

May 31, 2022 | Blog

Most Common Plumbing Problems And Causes

If you are interested in learning the common causes of plumbing issues, then you have come to the right place! Here at Gotelli Plumbing, we are here to provide you with the information you need to better prepare your home for potential plumbing problems.

Clogged Drains And Toilets

Improper drainage is a quite common and frustrating plumbing issue. However, the annoyance caused by this problem is not in vain as clogged sinks or toilets can turn into plumbing catastrophes.

Clogged drains can be identified when water is backing up and refusing to go down. In a shower, you might experience standing water. For toilets, it is noticeable when water will back up in the bowl instead of flushing as usual.

The typical cause of these clogs is when hair or foreign debris becomes built up in the drain. They can happen at any time, no matter how old a home is.

Leaky Faucets And Pipes

Leaking pipes need to be addressed immediately, not only for safety concerns, but for your wallet’s sake. Leaks can cause extensive damage to your home if not taken care of, and this can lead to costly repairs. Even if your leak is small, those unnecessary drips of water will add up and run up the water bill quickly.

Ensuring that you recognize the problem and then manage it swiftly is crucial. Cracked, or damaged seals can lead to leaky faucets. However, damaged joints and excessive or incorrect pipe lining can be problematic. You will need a professional plumber to help you with this kind of work.

Water Heater Issues

A lack of hot water can quickly become a crisis due to how vital it is in your home. Although it may not be an immediate issue for your home or the plumbing system, it can be for you or your family personally. Nobody likes to take cold showers!

One common cause of no hot water is leaks from the water heater. In other situations, corrosion and built-up sediment in the interior of the system can cause problems to occur, leading to no hot water.

Low Water Pressure

When you are experiencing low water pressure it can feel like everything is pointless in your plumbing arsenal. A lack of water pressure can make it difficult to do anything. This can be an easy motivation for homeowners to solve the issue as quickly as possible.

Older homes are prone to experiencing this issue, typically manifesting itself through pipe erosion over time. However, a common cause can be a water main break which can deplete pressure in your tap.

On the flip side, if water pressure is too strong, it can cause lots of other problems, like leaks. A professional plumber can help you identify and set the proper water pressure in your home.

Running Toilet

Running toilets on the surface can be a major irritant as they continue to function but have an annoying noise. Similar to leaky faucets, however, running toilets can be a major strain on homeowners financially. They can waste an extreme number of gallons of water and run up water bills.

To avoid this financial burden, you will need to act promptly. A running toilet is frequently caused by broken interior components such as a flapper valve or an imbalanced tube. However, it can also be caused by a leak within the toilet itself. A plumbing company can help you troubleshoot this problem.

Your Marin County Plumbing Experts!

To find permanent solutions to your plumbing issues, call us at Gotelli Plumbing today! We have provided the highest quality plumbing experts in San Rafael and Marin County for over 30 years! If you need drain cleaning or water heater repair, then don’t be afraid to request service now.

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