Common Plumbing Issues & Their Solutions
Your home’s plumbing and drainage system is an intricate structure that allows you the modern convenience of running water throughout your home. Many of us take our plumbing for granted, thinking nothing of flushing a toilet, taking a shower, or washing the dishes. Even fewer of us thank our drainage systems after a particularly bad storm. It’s only when something in this complex system goes wrong that it gets our attention.
Sophisticated though it may be it still sees its fair share of troubles. As the GTA’s dependable plumbing service provider, we’ve seen and repaired everything that can go wrong with the average home and business. More often than naught, the same issues make our clients seek out help and schedule an appointment with one of our team. These calls can come after failed attempts at do-it-yourself fixes, or they can come in the middle of the night as an emergency. Whatever it is that makes you pick up your phone to speak with us, we’ll be there, ready and prepared to make the repair correctly, efficiently, and affordably. Here are some common plumbing issues you may have run into.
Problems & Solutions
Drains will forever give our clients trouble, especially for those who live in older homes with antiquated systems. Improper maintenance and inattentive usage can exacerbate these strained parts of your plumbing. These are the common plumbing issues our clients have had in the past with their drains. Food, oil, hair, and – yes – even children’s toys can find their way down sinks and into the pipes below, causing clogs and even destructive back-ups. The solutions to these common plumbing issues can be DIYs to remove the debris. However, you have to be careful on what you’re doing to your plumbing system.
While some homeowners try to clear these blockages with homemade remedies or caustic cleaners, we can’t recommend that strategy. These chemicals are harsh on both your pipes and the environment. They also might not clear the clog, particularly if it has origins deeper in your pipes. With a toolkit of advanced equipment, our team can locate and clear any blockages without harming your pipes or the environment. With state-of-the-art cameras and hydro-flushing, our plumbers don’t even need to touch your pipes!
Another popular problem that besets homeowners is low water pressure. The average home sees water under 40 – 50 pounds per square inch (PSI). When the water pressure dips lower than this median, it becomes difficult to do much of anything. Seeing the slow trickle of water drip from your taps can be incredibly frustrating at any time of day. When you’re late for work and struggling to rinse conditioner from your hair, you’ve got the beginnings of a no good, very bad day. A couple of things could be causing low water pressure in your home, including a faulty faucet or a larger issue with the aerator. Our expert plumbers can tackle both, helping to install new taps or clearing out clogged aerators.
Of course, plenty of more things can go wrong with the average household or commercial plumbing and drainage system. Our team of licensed, certified, and fully insured plumbers can service it all. From faulty septic tanks, sewer line, and service pipes to broken water heaters, softeners, and pumps. When you have an issue with your plumbing, give us a call. We’re available across the GTA 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so we can help with emergencies and maintenance calls with equal aplomb. So the next time something isn’t quite right with your plumbing and drainage system, give your local expert plumbers a call, and we’ll help!