What Is the Most Common Problem You Can Face With Your Plumbing?


Running toilets, backed up drains, smelly pipes, oh my! Plumbing can be a nightmare when not maintained well enough. And unfortunately, there are so many things that can go wrong with your plumbing system, but what’s the most common problem?

There is one plumbing problem that stands above the others in frequency. As a homeowner, business owner, or even a renter, you should know what to prepare for when dealing with a plumbing system. It’s time to face the issue head-on.

Continue reading below to learn what the most common plumbing problem is and what to do about it when standing face to face with it!

Finding the Problem

The first step is finding the problem. You’re laying in bed at night and the entire home is quite. Then, all of a sudden, you hear a noise.

There’s a *drip* *drip* echoing throughout the walls. It’s slow and subtle, but loud enough to be head from any room in your home. It’s a leaky faucet!

That’s right, a leaky faucet is the most common plumbing problem that homeowners, business owners, and renters are faced with. If you’re an unlucky victim of the dripping noises, then the first thing you need to do is find the problem.

Follow the noise and locate the faulty faucet!

Correcting the Problem

How can you correct the problem? The first thing you’ll want to do is consider replacing the silicone-based or rubber washers from your faucet. They work to keep water from moving through the pipes, but over time, they become worn or stiff and stop working.

To replace your faucet’s washers, you might need some specialized tools. Trying to complete the job without them can be quite a hassle. Also, keep in mind that upon replacing this part, you could find that there are more serious issues lying ahead.

Also, not all sinks have a rubber or silicone-based washers. Some use ceramic plates, which all come together to create a seal. If this is the case, prepare for a much harder repair job than when dealing with the washers.

Calling For Backup

If the task os repairing your leaking faucet seems daunting, then it might be time to call in the backup. Having a professional plumbing and heating company come in is the best way to ensure that the job is done and done well. Sure, you might spend more money having a professional plumber come in and fix it, but imagine how much it’ll save you in the long run.

Not knowing how to repair a faucet the right way could leave you with even more bills down the road. Avoid this problem by having the professionals come in and give you a hand.

Know the Most Common Problem with Plumbing!

If you own a home, condo, building, or any other structure with a plumbing system, then you should know the most common problem with plumbing to be on the lookout for! Keep this guide handy when you think you hear a drip in the night, and you’ll have that leaky faucet fixed in no time!

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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