Common Plumbing Issues

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A lot can go wrong with home plumbing. Know how to spot the signs of an issue before it becomes too severe. These are some of the most common issues we see.

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Properly functioning plumbing is something that’s hard to imagine life without. Sadly, there are many things that can happen to your plumbing which restrict your access to this modern-day necessity. Learning the signs of common issues can help you better deal with situations as they arise. Some of the most common plumbing problems seem insignificant at first but can result in larger problems if left unfixed. If you are unsure how to handle a plumbing issue, do not be afraid to call a professional plumber.

Dripping Faucets and Running Toilets

These events waste a lot of water and cause larger bills. Waiting to address dripping faucets and running toilets can lead to more damage and higher repair costs. It is best to fix these issues as soon as they become apparent.

Clogged Toilet

A clogged toilet is something you can most likely handle by yourself with a little elbow grease and a plunger. As you probably know, having a clogged toilet is unpleasant for many reasons. If this is a common issue it may be worthwhile to pay more attention to what you are flushing.

Clogged Drain

Be mindful what you are putting down your drains. There are a lot of items you should try to avoid letting down your drain to help mitigate damage and help avoid clogged drains. Clogged drains, left uncleared, can start having a bad smell which is unpleasant and can attract bugs. Clogged floor drains might seem less urgent to clear than others, but they are vital if you experience any flooding.

Slow Draining Sink

Slow draining sinks are a great hint that you are heading towards having a clogged drain. Catching this early can help keep your drains clear and avoid having to deal with a fully clogged drain.

Malfunctioning Water Heaters

Whether you are having trouble getting hot water or your hot water is too hot, it can be a sign of several issues with your water heater. If you are experiencing either you should have your water heater inspected.

Paying attention to changes in your plumbing’s behavior is important to identifying issues early on and preventing larger issues in the future. If you notice something strange with your plumbing don’t be afraid to contact T.J. Huggard Plumbing online or call us at 801.787.0373.

Tips for Preventing Springtime Clogs and Backups

The accumulation of debris, such as leaves and sediment, over the winter months, can worsen these issues, making it essential for homeowners to take proactive measures to protect their sewer lines.