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Common Plumbing Problems and How to Solve Them

Updated: 4 days ago



It is common for homes to have issue with their plumbing.


At the point when an issue happens with plumbing, it isn't necessarily required to call a plumber. There are basic plumbing issues that can be fixed without a plumber. Luckily, the common plumbing issues are a simple fix.


Here are the common home plumbing issues and how to fix them:


Leaky Faucet

One of the most common problems. A leak is usually caused by a broken seal where the water runs between the water pipe and faucet. To stop the leak, the water channel should be tight. To stop a leaky faucet, you will have to replace the washer that is squeezed against the seat. To start, you should remove the handle. You do this by utilizing a screwdriver to remove the top-mounted screw. After you remove the faucet, remove the screw that is holding the washer, and then replace the old washer with the new one. At that point, reassemble the faucet.


Running Toilet

A running toilet can be a nuisance. A Running toilet implies the water in the tank is continually draining into the toilet bowl. To fix the issue, you simply need to replace the flapper. Sometimes, you may need to replace the whole fittings.


Frozen Pipes

You can defrost a frozen pipe by utilizing a hairdryer or electric warmers. In the event that you have a burst pipe, you should call a plumber immediately.


Clogged Toilet

Start by using a plunger in attempt to clear the clog. If that doesn't work, the issue might be more profound in the septic line. You can have a go at utilizing a snake to clear up the clog. In the event that the stop up is in the primary stack, you should contact a local plumber because your septic tank might be at max capacity.


Clogged Drain

You can take a stab utilizing a sink plunger or a snake. In the event that that doesn't work, you can take a stab at utilizing a sink auger. Using drain unclogger chemicals such as Drano is another option. On the off chance that you have tried everything but can't clear the clog, you should call a plumber as it might be a more serious issue.


The plumbing system is one of the most vital systems in the home. If you have a difficult issue or are uncomfortable repairing the problems yourself, you should contact an expert plumber with the experience, tools, and expertise to fix the issue.


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Plumbing Service Areas: Wausau and the Greater Area, most of the Oneida, Portage, Wood, Vilas, Lincoln, Marathon, Langlade, and Forest Counties.

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