Common Plumbing Problems and You

We all want the perfect house - admit it. From the white picket fence to the blue, sunny skies, that entire picture has a pretty special place in all of our fantasies. However, the things inside that house really dictate how much of this fantasy is actually that desirable. One of the most important systems in your house is your plumbing system, If you don’t have a solid plumbing system set in place, then it’s a constant rush to call your local plumber, empty your wallet, and fix your problem temporarily in order to continue experiencing the "utopian" lifestyle you dream about.

However, this sometimes can all be resolved with some precautionary measures. In other words, if we can predict what kinds of plumbing problems are really common, then we can know how to fix them and when to call in a professional plumber to do the job.

Common Plumbing Problems and You
Common Plumbing Problems and You

Toilet Issues

This is definitely one of the more common problems that people face. From clogged toilets to backed-up septic tanks, toilets are the central focus of plumbing issues. Since septic tank issues are substantially easy to resolve, I want to focus more on clogged toilets, since this is more of a common issue that people face nowadays. A backed-up toilet is essentially when your toilet are completely clogged (the flow of water and waste is restricted).

To fix this, using boiling hot water with a plunger is a great option since it’s efficient, environmentally friendly, and quick. However, it’s really important to cover the floor around you with newspaper, so that you don’t make a big mess. Along with this conventional method, you can also opt to use a vacuum to suck out the clog - however, ensure that you are very careful to not bring the vacuum into close contact with the clog.

Leaky Faucet

Talk about a common (and rather annoying) problem. We’ve all faced it. A leaky faucet in either the kitchen or the sink wastes water and can cause several sleepless night due to the persistent drip of water over and over again. However, it turns out that the solution to fix this issue is really simple.

All that’s necessary is to replace the washer of the faucet that is allowing the leak to occur or change the faucet seat. Another cause can be attributed to the watertight seal that is supposed to prevent water from flowing out of the faucet when it’s turned off - if this seal is not watertight (if there is any dent whatsoever), then we have a leaky faucet.

Clogged Drains

The final most common plumbing issue is a clogged drain. These can also be resolved fairly quickly with the use of a trusty plumber. Similar to backed-up toilets, the process is quite the same - inserting the plunger into the drain and plunging about 20 times. Using chemical products, however, is not a great idea because of the environmental detriment that it has the potential to cause. However, with a little effort, using a plunger and hot boiling water can resolve the issue effectively and efficiently.

So, on the whole, achieving your fantasy house is not completely out of the question, if you consider both the exterior and the interior of it. Think about it - would you really be happy living in a house that has inadequate plumbing systems but perfect architecture? If you do come across any of the aforementioned plumbing Toronto issues, stay calm, try out some of the methods I’ve described and, if you can’t find a remedy yourself, contact your local plumber to see what they can do for you!