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5 Major Plumbing Issues Homeowners Shouldn’t Ignore

Are plumbing issues causing you headaches?

From dripping faucets to clogged toilets, plumbing problems are more than annoying. They can cost a lot of money if you let the issues go unfixed.

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5 Major Plumbing Issues Homeowners Shouldn’t Ignore

Seemingly minor plumbing problems can cause costly damage to your floors, ceilings, walls, and belongings.

Keep reading to learn about five plumbing problems you shouldn’t ignore.


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  1. Clogged Drains

Pipes often develop clogs over time. It could be something that goes down the drain that shouldn’t, or it could be a gradual build-up of hair, grime, and other things that naturally go down the drain.

You might notice that water starts draining slowly in sinks or tubs. If it gets bad enough, the water might not drain at all.

A simple clog can be cleared easily, but the issue can sometimes be much more severe. Letting a plumber handle the clogs ensures it gets handled properly.

  1. Decreased Water Pressure

If you notice a sudden decrease in your water pressure, a plumber can help determine the problem. The pressure drop can happen when there’s a leak in your plumbing system.

Low pressure can also happen if there’s an issue with the water main or valves in your plumbing. A plumber can help locate and repair the low-pressure problem.

  1. Toilet That Doesn’t Flush Properly

Does the water in the toilet go down immediately when you flush?

If not, you might have a clog somewhere in the line.

A plunger can help get things moving temporarily, but it won’t deal with clogging issues in your lines. A plumber can locate any clogs in the plumbing and sewer lines and then remove them.

It’s also worth a call to the plumber if you notice other toilet problems. Common issues are toilets that run constantly and leaking toilets.

  1. Leaky Pipes

Not all leaky pipes are easy to spot. Leaks in pipes that run through walls or ceilings aren’t visible, so they might go unnoticed for some time.

Look for wetness, dark rings, or spots on ceilings and other areas. This is usually a sign of water damage, whether it’s coming from pipes or another source.

If you don’t repair the leaky pipes soon enough, the leaking water can cause damage to the structures it touches. You might also have mold or mildew growth.

  1. Garbage Disposal Issues

Your garbage disposal might seem like a separate appliance that’s self-contained, but it’s directly connected to your plumbing. If something’s not working correctly in your garbage disposal, it can cause issues throughout your plumbing system.

Garbage disposals can have issues for a number of reasons, even a simple malfunction.

You can also have issues if you put the wrong things down the disposal. Pasta, vegetable peels, coffee grounds, bones, and many other food items can damage the disposal or cause clogs.

Have a plumber check out your garbage disposal if it doesn’t work correctly. If you continue putting food in it, the food can cause clogs further down the pipes.

Handle Plumbing Issues Early

Ignoring plumbing issues can lead to major damage throughout your home. Contact a plumber at the first sign of plumbing problems to minimize the damage.

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